[sane-devel] Fwd: Ubuntu documentation

Brian Potkin claremont102 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 25 18:46:02 BST 2019

On Tue, 25 Jun 2019 at 13:21, Olaf Meeuwissen <paddy-hack at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> Hi Steven,
> Steven Santos writes:


> > Let me be clear, we know other distros are using it without issue, so we
> > know its a ubuntu issue.  I even put that in the docs I wrote.
> Sorry, I must have missed that.

Which other distros? The only one of consequence for Ubuntu and Mint is


> > Well, I don't have control of that.  All I can do is write some
> > documentation to try and help :/
> I didn't mean to put the blame on you.  The blame is on distributions
> and third-party backend providers for not listening to their users.
> Apart from documenting work-arounds, you could try creating a patch for
> the Ubuntu packages and get that applied upstream.  That's assuming eaon
> is still affected.  Getting that patch into bionic would be great and
> very welcome to quite a few Ubuntu users.  Come to think of it, there
> may even be a patch floating around somewhere in one of the Ubuntu
> derivatives.  Is Mint Linux also affected?

The latest Mint is based on Ubuntu Bionic. Lots of complaints is not too
much of an exageration.

LP #1728012 has Messages #49 and #189, which didn't receive much

  > I am a bit surprised at the number of people reporting an issue
  > here that is claimed to be new.

  > I don't understand why /usr/lib/sane/ doesn't work according
  > to the comments here. When sane-backends was converted
  > to multiarch, a patch was added that I think was supposed to
  > enable /usr/lib/sane/ to still be supported.

Jeremy Bicha followed up with Debian Bug #910103.


That led to

  > Reactivate and refresh debian/patches/0125-multiarch_dll_search_path.patch
  > to allow driver from non-multiarch directories (Closes: #910103).

The patch is headed by

> Description: Keep /usr/lib/sane as a fallback for SANE backends
> Make /usr/lib/arch_triplet/sane the default location for SANE backends,
> but keep /usr/lib/sane as a fallback for now.

It other of words: it shouldn't have happened, but now it is fixed.



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