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

ToddAndMargo ToddAndMargo at zoho.com
Sat Jan 27 12:14:41 UTC 2018

On 01/27/2018 03:18 AM, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
> Hi,
> 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,

Hi Olaf,

What is this comment inside /etc/sane.d/saned.conf?

# NOTE: /etc/inetd.conf (or /etc/xinetd.conf) and
# /etc/services must also be properly configured to start
# the saned daemon as documented in saned(8), services(4)
# and inetd.conf(4) (or xinetd.conf(5)).

Why would I need both to get the saned daemon to work?


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