CUPS - and compiling printer driveres
Topic: CUPS - and compiling printer driveres
started by: jgombos
Posted by jgombos on July 11 2008,17:32The HP DeskJet F4200 series (among many other HP printers) needs the HPLIP driver to talk to the printer in HPs proprietary language - since the printer is not capable of postscript or pcm.
There seems to be no publicly distributed binary HPLIP drivers for the 2.4 kernel - so we're left with building the driver from source. < This page > lists all the prerequisites for building the driver. I've been able to find all the essential tools for the build environment except cups-devel (which is a supplement for the cups package). Are there any dsl packages for cups-devel?
Also, a number of libraries are needed. How does one find out what libraries are available on a dsl installation (or any linux installation for that matter)? I'm not sure which libraries on the list I will need to install.
I'm currently at a point where running ./hplip-2.8.6/configure results in this error:
configure: error: cannot find net-snmp support (or --disable-network-build)
so it seems I need to track down a net-snmp library.
Posted by Juanito on July 11 2008,17:38...or, you could use the cups-1.3.5 and hplip-2.8.2 extensions in the mydsl testing section
Posted by jgombos on July 11 2008,17:44
Thanks for the tip! That will be easier.. though I must find out what that uci extension is.
Posted by Juanito on July 11 2008,18:21No need to think too hard about it, just read the info files, load the extensions and print