Scanning app 'vuescan' for Linux - has anyone installed/used it?

David Kuntadi d.kuntadi at
Fri Oct 16 01:41:40 UTC 2009

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 5:47 AM, john d. herron
<paradox.herron at> wrote:
> But running ./vuescan from the bash console from /opt/VueScan still
> complains:
> john at john-desktop:/opt/VueScan$ ./vuescan
> ./vuescan: /usr/lib/ version `GLIBCXX_3.4.9' not found
> (required by ./vuescan)
> ./vuescan: /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ version `GLIBC_2.7' not found
> (required by ./vuescan)
> Friends, I've followed all of your suggestions, but I'm still no closer to
> getting vuescan working.
> Is there anything else I can or ought to do to get this thing to work?

If sudo apt-get install libstdc++6 did not help, it looks like the
libstdc++6 is newer than vueScan expect. The default kubuntu 9.04 is whereas Vuescan expecting

You should try to download and copy older libstdc++6 manually:

1. Download the packge from below according to your kubuntu architecture:

2. Extract from that package and put it on /usr/local/lib
3. sudo mv  /usr/lib/  /usr/lib/
4. make a new symlink to older libstdc++6:
    cd  /usr/lib/
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/

Hopefully the above steps get you closer.

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