[sane-devel] /etc/sane.d/saned.conf vs /etc/saned.conf?

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sat Jan 27 11:18:04 UTC 2018


ToddAndMargo writes:

> Hi All,
> When configuring saned, what is the difference between the access
> list in
> /etc/sane.d/saned.conf
> and
> /etc/saned.conf

By default, saned looks for saned.conf in the directory that was
specified at build time.  For most Linux distributions this will be
/etc/sane.d, the result of passing a --configdir=/etc option to the
configure script (which tags the /sane.d part on by itself).

Using the *normal* build and install procedures that are part of
sane-backends, there is *no* way you would get an /etc/saned.conf.
Any chance you put this there yourself?

If you really want to use /etc/saned.conf, you need to use

  SANE_CONFIG_DIR=/etc saned ...

As far as file contents is concerned, both are processed in the same
way.  It only a matter of which one is used and, as said, the default
is to use the first.

Hope this helps,
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