sane-backends - API for access to scanners, digitals camera, frame grabbers etc

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Distribution FreeBSD 12
Repository FreeBSD Ports Latest amd64
Package filename sane-backends-1.0.27_5.txz
Package name sane-backends
Package version 1.0.27
Package release 5
Package architecture amd64
Package type txz
Category graphics
License GPLv2+
Download size 2.79 MB
Installed size 14.40 MB
SANE ("Scanner Access Now Easy") is a universal scanner interface.
The value of such a universal interface is that it allows writing
just one driver per image acquisition device rather than one driver
for each device and application. So, if you have three applications
and four devices, traditionally you'd have had to write 12 different
programs.  With SANE, this number is reduced to seven: the three
applications plus the four drivers. Of course, the savings get even
bigger as more and more drivers and/or applications are added.
sane-backends contains documentation, several backends, scanimage
command line frontend, and networking support. For other/graphical
frontends take a look at sane-frontends and/or xsane.
Groups: saned
- AVAHI: off
- DOCS: on
- GPHOTO: off
- IEEE1284: off
- IPV6: on
- NLS: on
- SNMP: off
- USB: on
- V4L: off
saned will log to the 'daemon' facility; this is a hard-coded
default. Also, saned has no support for SSL/TLS or cryptographic
authentication; you may wish to deploy security/stunnel to wrap
it if you have concerns about security.
If you are using a USB scanner, you should create
/usr/local/etc/devd/saned.conf to allow saned access permissions.
Currently, devfs.rules(5) has no support for USB specific filters
such as vendor, product and serial number.
Here is an example saned.conf for an Epson CX3650
multi-function scanner/printer device (assuming you are sharing
the printer function with cups):
notify 100 {
match "system" "USB";
match "subsystem" "INTERFACE";
match "type" "ATTACH";
match "cdev" "ugen[0-9].[0-9]";
match "vendor" "0x04b8";
match "product" "0x080e";
action "chown -L cups:saned /dev/$cdev && chmod -L 660 /dev/$cdev";
To determine which port your scanner is connected to, inspect the
output of 'usbconfig list' before and after connecting your scanner,
and note the numbers which appear after 'ugen' in the first column.
Then, use 'usbconfig -d X.Y dump_device_desc' to learn the idVendor
and idProduct fields, and plug them into the above example entry.
Finally, restart devd with the command:
# /etc/rc.d/devd restart
Please take /usr/local/etc/sane.d/dll.conf
as an example only; you may wish to enable only the 'net' backend
on client machines; be sure to point it at your scan server.
If you are setting up a scan server, you may also wish to edit
to only permit specific machines.
===>   NOTICE:
The sane-backends port currently does not have a maintainer. As a result, it is
more likely to have unresolved issues, not be up-to-date, or even be removed in
the future. To volunteer to maintain this port, please create an issue at:
More information about port maintainership is available at:


Package Version Architecture Repository
sane-backends-1.0.27_5.txz 1.0.27 i386 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
sane-backends-1.0.27_5.txz 1.0.27 amd64 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
sane-backends-1.0.27_5.txz 1.0.27 i386 FreeBSD Ports Latest
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Install Howto

Install sane-backends txz package:

# pkg install sane-backends

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