Introduction to Simple-scan

The Simple-scan package contains a modern document scanning application. It captures images using SANE, and supports the latest color management and graphics standards.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

Simple-scan Dependencies


colord-1.4.7, itstool-2.0.7, libgusb-0.4.8, libhandy-1.8.3, libwebp-1.3.2, and SANE-1.2.1 (backends)

Installation of Simple-scan

Install Simple-scan by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release .. &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install &&
gtk-update-icon-cache -qtf /usr/share/icons/hicolor

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

gtk-update-icon-cache [...]: This command updates the system-wide GTK+ icon cache since Simple-scan's build system does not update it to account for the icons that it installs.


Installed Programs: simple-scan
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/help/*/simple-scan

Short Descriptions


is a modern document scanning application