[sane-devel] where to put firmware files?

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Sat, 5 Oct 2002 17:50:00 +0200


On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 04:52:41PM -0400, Matto Marjanovic wrote:
> How about a backend-specific subdirectory, e.g.
>    /usr/local/share/sane/umax/

Ok, I will use /usr/local/share/sane/gt68xx for my backend.

> This will avoid potential name-clashes for the firmware files (or any other
>  backend-specific files).  What is the chance that two different backends
>  will use identical firmware files?

If they support similar scanners, the chnce is not that low. The
gt68xx firmware files have names like sbfw.usb or ps1.usb that may be
used by other scanners, too.