Package Details: brscan4 0.4.10_1-5

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Package Base: brscan4
Description: SANE drivers from Brother for brscan4 compatible models
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Keywords: scanner
Licenses: GPL, custom:brother
Submitter: Harvey
Maintainer: Harvey
Last Packager: Harvey
Votes: 141
Popularity: 1.01
First Submitted: 2011-08-01 08:43
Last Updated: 2021-04-21 11:22

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Harvey commented on 2021-07-27 15:06

@maxfranco: Well looking into this I found that is a dependency brought in by sane. It seems the -q query option depends on this (which makes perfect sense) - but there is no need to include it as sane should pull it in anyway.

Harvey commented on 2021-06-28 14:06

@maxfranco: will take a look as soon as possible. Namcap is throwing some more errors I will have to investigate, but it does not point out avahi as a missing dependency. As it is working for you with avahi installed it is not completely broken at least ;)

maxfranco commented on 2021-06-22 13:13

@ Harvey i'm working with a MFC-J470DW wifi scanner. I installed brscan4 then tried to add my scanner with: brscan4 -a brsaneconfig4 -a name=MFC-J470DW model=MFC-J470DW ip=192.168.x.x

brscan4 complains for missing and don't let my add my scanner i installed avahi to solve the problem now i have removed avahi and i can anyway add new scanner, but the brsaneconfig4 -q problem persist brsaneconfig4 -q /opt/brother/scanner/brscan4/brscan_cnetconfig: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory installing again avahi fix it. sudo brsaneconfig4 -q * MFC-J470DW [ 192.168.x.x] MFC-J470DW

Harvey commented on 2021-06-22 09:51

@maxfranco: Please provide more information. Network or USB scanner, scanner model, which frontend do you use, are there any error messages, which steps did you take to use your scanner. Without this I can only tell that for me it works without avahi...

maxfranco commented on 2021-06-22 09:10

There is a missing dependency, without avahi ( it's impossible add or query scanners.

ettavolt commented on 2021-04-21 12:28

Systemd developers seem to be unsure about this case subject too:

Sondeluz commented on 2021-04-21 11:58


Thanks, the workaround did the trick, though now it's fixed :)


I removed the udev rule, updated the package and rebooted for good measure, now I can confirm it's working perfectly, so the suspicions may have been correct.

Thank you both!

ettavolt commented on 2021-04-21 11:40

@Sondeluz, sorry, I've copy-n-pasted != for the idProduct check in the proposed rule. It should have been

ACTION=="add" ATTR{idVendor}=="04f9" ATTR{idProduct}=="041f" ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

Harvey commented on 2021-04-21 11:23

@Sondeluz: Please try again with -5 (Converted to uppercase as used in 20-sane.hwdb)

Sondeluz commented on 2021-04-21 09:29


The command returns libsane_matched=yes

Yes, I am the only user on a Plasma/X session with systemd indeed.

I had no luck with the udev rule, the (same) error keeps appearing.