Scanning: Sane-Backends: from 1.0.16 to 1.0.17 or Xsane: 0.97 to 0.98

Joe Altman fj at
Mon Jan 2 18:08:20 PST 2006

One of the two recent portupgrades seems to have broken scanning for
an HP 2200C using the Plustek backend.

One of the issues I face is that I don't recall if the upgrade for
Xsane occurred before or after I last used the scanner
successfully. 0.98a was released twice, in late November; followed
closely by 0.98b in early December.

However: prior to the port upgrade for the Plustek backend (this was
released/ported on or about 2005-12-26th) XSane and the appropriate
Sane backend worked fine. After the backend upgrade, the best behavior
I can obtain from Xsane is a core dump.

Before I submit a bug report to the Sane maintainer or the Xsane
maintainer, I thought I'd ask if anyone else is seeing this or similar

Xsane will just appear to hang, as will xscanimage. The light for the
scanner comes on, and sometimes the scan will begin; if it does, the
light stays on after the core dump and does not return to its
bay. Both sane-find-scanner and scanimage -L work, but Xsane sometimes
eventually dumps core and xscanimage doesn't do much of anything.

Thanks in advance, and best regards...


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