How-to Install SANE on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS 32-64bit Easy Guide

August 18, 2014 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing SANE for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Latest Scanner Access Now Easy Software on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS i386/amd64 Linux.

SANE stands for “Scanner Access Now Easy” and is an application programming interface (API) that provides standardized access to any raster image scanner hardware (scanners, video- and still-cameras, frame-grabbers…).

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  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)


    Install SANE on Ubuntu Linux - Open Terminal
  2. Check if GCC is Installed

    which gcc

    If Not then:

    sudo su -c "apt-get install gcc"
  3. Download Latest SANE Source for Linux:

    SANE Source tar.gz
  4. Double-Click on SANE Package and Extract into /tmp/

     - Open Terminal
    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf $HOME/Downloads/sane-backends*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  5. Installing SANE Package

    cd /tmp/sane-backends*
    sudo make install

    You Find the Installed packages with:

    aptitude search '~i!~M' | grep sane
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