[blfs-dev] Question about SANE

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Feb 7 08:56:15 PST 2013

Randy McMurchy wrote these words on 02/07/13 10:48 CST:
> Also, the SANE instructions have a note that the user building the package
> should be a member of the scanner group. My tests show that the package is
> installed *exactly the same* if the builder is, or is not, a member of the
> group.
> Using the --with-group=scanner is enough to enable locking and the package
> will also then install /var/lock/sane. All files installed are root:root
> permissions, so I do not see where the need to be a member of the scanner
> group is needed to build the package.

Please disregard this. For whatever reason, I missed it the first time around,
but I see now that the locking feature is disabled if you are not a member of
the scanner group. Sorry for the noise.


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