I am going to ask this distro's leader, Texstar, if he can look at this post and try to aim some PCLOS developers' attention to the issue.
I would appreciate that. I wasn't sure who to contact or if it was appropriate to contact Texstar out of the blue about this issue.
I'll try to uninstall "saned" and "sane-backends-iscan" with the -e --nodeps option later on my home office computer (where I presently have the Epson scanner) and report back with results.
It is only necessary to uninstall "saned" with the --nodeps option. "sane-backends-iscan" will uninstall normally without any problems.
@ Alesh: Will I still be able to access my Epson scanner via wifi network with the saned package removed??
"saned" is not written by us, but is part of the SANE project. It allows you to share your locally connected scanner over the network by having your computer act as a server. If you are only connecting to a scanner shared via saned, you don't actually need it installed, rather, the SANE 'net' backend is the client you would use to access scanners shared via saned.
If you are connecting via your printer/scanner's built-in wifi, then you need our iscan-network-nt plugin package installed and configured. In this case, saned is not involved at all.