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UNIXWARE PORT of SANE - HOWTO build and what you need to run
You need a sane SCSI driver to run SANE on Unixware 2.x. There is at
least one such driver: the sane driver by R=I+S.
The Unixware sane driver is a binary loadable module driver for UW2.x.
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What you need to build xane on Unixware 2.x
- gnu make
You dont't need gcc. All is build with the standard Unixware cc and
For the X-frontends xscanimage and xsane (separately distributed) you need
libs like libgtk libgimp and the image libs for jpeg, tiff and png. It is
also good to have gettext with libintl installed. Most of the libs are
available on the Skunkware CD's from SCO in pkgadd format. If you build the
frontends with this libs gimp plugin is also supported by xscanimage and
xsane. Latest xsane version tested was 0.48.
With the following configure should run an build shared libs with
libtool 1.3.4
LD_RUN_PATH=/usr/local/lib CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/local/include -I/isr/X/include" CFLAGS="-I/usr/local/include -I/usr/X/include
-I/usr/ucbinclude -L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/ucblib -l ucb" LIBS="-lsocket -lnsl -lgen -I/opt/include -L/usr/ucblib -lucb" ./configure
After running configure you have to edit the generated file libtool
Append to the line
archive_cmds="\$LD -G -o \$lib \$libobjs \$deplibs \$linkopts
so that it looks like this.
archive_cmds="\$LD -G -o \$lib \$libobjs \$deplibs \$linkopts -B bind_now -L/usr/local/lib -lintl -L/usr/ucblib -lucb -lm"
This is a must to link the libucb.a , libintl.a in when the sane libs
are build.It's also necessary for mathematic lib -lm . Not doing this
will bring runtime errors like missimg usleep or pow function.
ATTENTION:!!! libucb.a of Unixware 2.x has a buggy readdir function so
it is recommanded to remove readdir.o from libucb.a with ar -d
readdir.o libucb.a Often used and neded functions from libucb.a are
strncasecmp or getpagesize.
If you use -I/usr/ucbinclude it is also a good idea to move
/usr/ucbinlcude/unistd.h to another file, because it will be included
first and some sources will not compile.
Then you can run make with GNU make.
After this say su and then ist good to say
LD_RUN_PATH=/usr/local/lib export LD_RUN_PATH
after this you can install with
make install
Tested on Unixware 2.0.x with Umax Astra 1220S and HP C5100A with
sane-1.0.1. With Microtek backend earlier on sane-0.74.
If you use the net backend you do not need the Unixware sanedrv.
The driver is a shareware product.
The driver is supplied binary in pkgadd(1m) format and is tested from
UW2.0x. Please send Email to to get the
driver in binary pkgadd package.
To install it on a Unixware do:
cd /tmp
get sanedrv.pkg.tgz
gunzip sanedrv.pkg.tgz
tar xvf sanedrv.pkg.tar
as root:
pkgadd -d /tmp/sanedrv
Once the driver is installed, there should be a device nodes /dev/sane
and /dev/scanner /dev/scanner1 for the second, and so on...)
The scanner my be connected to any SCSI controller in the system, also
if you have additional devices like disks or cdroms on the same
controller. The UW2.x sane driver do not block the controller. The
scanner must be switched on to be recognized by UW, if the low level
driver p.e. adsl is loaded.
To configure an UMAX scanner, configuration file
/usr/local/etc/sane.d/umax.conf might contain:
The driver is configured to recognice all scsi scanners with ID
SCANNER and all HP Scsi scanners with ID Processor and Inquiry string
starting with "HP" string. For details have a look to
If you change this then you must unload the sane driver modadmin -U
sane, build the new module by /etc/conf/bin/idbuild -M sane and the
install the driver with modadmin -l sane.
If you have questions or problems with the Unixware support in SANE,
send mail to:
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