[sane-devel] RPI

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Mon Aug 3 12:06:34 BST 2020

Hi Sean, Steven,

Sean Greenslade writes:

> On Sun, Aug 02, 2020 at 09:19:28PM -0400, Steven Santos wrote:
>> I am working on some Raspberry Pi documentation and I have a Question for
>> the list:
>> The sane on the raspberry pi seems ancient.  I am trying to get them to
>> update that, but in the meantime, does anyone know of a repo with an
>> updated version?
> That depends on the distro.

Absolutely correct if you're using pre-built packages.

> For example, the version in the Arch Linux
> ARM distro is 1.0.30, which is quite new:
> https://archlinuxarm.org/packages/armv7h/sane

1.0.30 is the most recent version as of writing but 1.0.31 is scheduled
for 2020-08-23.

You could of course try compiling from source.

You can find the SANE Project's backends at


and a *release* source archive in the Other section of


You want the sane-backends-1.0.30.tar.gz file.

# The Source code Assets are lacking some generated files and require
# additional tools in order to build.

Hope this helps,
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