Here’s the Deal. I downloaded xsane-0.84, from http://www.mostang.com/sane/.
The sane-1.0.7 libraries on my box are in “/usr/local/lib” and I guess those are the backends in “/usr/local/lib/sane/”. In order for xsane to locate them the instructions say to add the path “/usr/local/lib” to /etc/ld.so.conf and call “ldconfig”. I did this with no success.
Finally, the instructions state” If all that does not help, make sure that ‘/usr/local/lib/libsane.so.’ are symbolic links to ‘/usr/local/lib/sane/libsane-dll.so.*’ or’ ./sane/libsane-dll.so.*” When I did this I got a message saying something like,”when making multiple links the last item in the link must be a directory. So I made the link again and this time left off the “libsane-dll.so.*” from the second argument. To the best of my knowledge, a link was created but xsane still cannot locate the sane libraries.
So all that being said, I would like to know; 1. If I have a link; 2. Is it going to the right place; and 3. if not can I kill it and try again? If it is a file, I should be able to see it and remove it, but there was no indication when I ran the “ln” command what the file name would be or what directory it would be put in or for that matter if it was even successfully created.