[sane-devel] Using "scanimage" under Gentoo

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Fri Jan 31 09:08:28 GMT 2020

Hi Rainer,

Dr Rainer Woitok writes:

> [...]
> Next I cloned the Git repository  in order  to be able  to freely change
> between various versions to find one which is working for me  by compil-
> ing "sane-backends" myself.   For a first test  I checked out  changeset
> 1942c5fd32a7 authored by  Olaf Meeuwissen <paddy-hack at member.fsf.org> at
> 2020-01-26 10:56:34 +0000.  However while running
>    ./autogen.sh && ./configure
> I got two warnings which I do not quite understand:
>    configure: WARNING: Group uucp does not exist on this system.
>    configure: WARNING: Locking feature will be disabled.
> The group does in fact exist:
>    $ ls -l /etc/group /etc/gshadow
>    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 755 2020-01-14 10:03 /etc/group
>    -r--r----- 1 root root 622 2020-01-14 10:03 /etc/gshadow
>    $ grep uucp /etc/group /etc/gshadow
>    /etc/group:uucp:x:14:uucp
>    /etc/gshadow:uucp:::uucp
>    $
> So what does that mean?   Do "configure" and "make"  want myself to be a
> memer of group "uucp" while I'm just compiling the stuff?

This shouldn't be anything to worry about but I've submitted an issue
for it.  You can find it at:


If you could add distribution/version info as well as attach your
config.log and config.status there, that would be appreciated.

# I vaguely recall seeing this myself ... on Debian 8 (?) ... IIRC.

> [...] and will report back how it went.

Waiting, patiently ;-)

Hope this helps,
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