Joined: Nov. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 23 2007,15:22
I've installed and am running Juanito's HPLIP extension from the Testing category.
I've gotten as far as seeing my printer listed in the CUPS config page in Firefox and will continue with this later.
It took me 4-1/2 hours to install everything and I already had all the extensions downloaded. I've written some scripts to make this easier for next time. They can be downloaded here. I don't know what commands to use to download files from the internet using the shell, so some of the code in the download.bash file is pseudocode.
It looks like it's going to work.
Juanito, I found it helpful to reword a tiny piece of the .info file:
|Code Sample |
| Requires the following:|
hplip.tar.gz - the main programs (cups, espgs, hplip), libs, foomatic, fonts, etc
python-2.3.uci - v2.3.6 with the latest security updates
hplip_etc.dsl - conf files to be loaded once then added to backup
hplip_ppd.tar.gz - ppds to be loaded once then appropriate printer(s) added to backup
hplip_site-packages.tar.gz - files shared by hplip & python-2.3
samba-3.uci [optional] - to share printers with windows
edit: PS - It's 45 minutes later, I've printed my first test page. Only glitch I've seen so far is that clicking the Home tab on the CUPS config page results in a 404 Not Found error.
Good job Juanito!