hp-setup doesn't run

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 28 08:22:12 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 28 July 2009 09:07:29 Sven Lankes wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 08:55:19AM +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> >> yum install hplip-gui
> >> It will also drag in the required PyQt4 stuff.
> >
> > Yes, that was all it was.  This isn't intuitive, though.  If you can't
> > use hplip to set up your printer without installing hplip-gui, then
> > shouldn't that be linked as a dependency (even though it's sort of the
> > other way around ;-) )?
> The reason for the missing dependency is that it would pull in all of qt
> and pyqt which gnome-fanboys aren't very happy about (not to offend any
> of them - we aren't very happy about having to depend on gtk in our
> default spin either).

But doesn't that mean that hplip is useless?  If you can't set up your 
printer, it is.  I'm not being aggressive, just practical.  Happy or not, if 
you have an HP device that needs hplip, you have to be able to use hp-setup.  
It's not as though there is a -tui version.

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