Brother Scanner problem with xsane caused by libnsl
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    Brother Scanner problem with xsane caused by libnsl

    I use a MFC-9440CN bronther printer as a scanner and after upgrading to Fedora 28 I got the classic "no device available" when using xsane.
    I reinstalled using the latest brother drivers etc (which I think was not required).
    I did the below:
    brscan-skey -l
    /opt/brother/scanner/brscan-skey/brscan-skey-0.2.4-0: error while loading shared libraries: libnsl.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    This lead me to install libnsl which would appear was not not in the Fedora 28 version. This might be because it is superceded by libnsl2
    My printer worked before but now requires this library to function correctly. This is probably true for most printers/scanners in the brother range.

    I hope this helps someone else if they have the problem.

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    Re: Brother Scanner problem with xsane caused by libnsl

    I've noticed this kind of problem sporatically in the past, where a support library changes major versions, without backwards compatibility being verified, or worse: conflicts with the previous library version.

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