If you are a begginer with linux/unix please read this...:
On almost all linux/unix sourcecode packages you find files that you should
read at first like README, INSTALL, programname.README ...
for Xsane this is:
xsane.INSTALL and xsane.PROBLEMS
there you find a description what you need and how to build the package.
If something goes wrong or you have any questions first read xsane.FAQ
There are several other files (xsane.XXX) that might help/answer your question.
After all that is done and you still have problems - if possible - ask a friend
how knows a bit more about linux/unix.
If all that does not help contact me.
This way you learn a lot about linux/unix and if the next problem occurs you
have a good chance to solve it on your own.
If you do not understand what is written in these texts, you should start
with more simple things. Please do not ask me in that case - I want to
spend my free time to improve Xsane and not to tell beginners how to
build/install it - please understand that.
If you checked all described in the xsane.XYZ files and you still have
problems, contact me.
Oliver Rauch <Oliver.Rauch@rauch-domain.de>