HPLIP and system-config-printer (and foomatic)
mariofutire at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 14 10:14:51 UTC 2008
> I need to update hplip to the latest version (2.8.7) to support a new printer.
> So I have downloaded the src rpm from fedora 10 and rebuilt the rpm.
> Everything went fine.
> Installed ok (replacing the f9 version 2.8.2)
> Now when I launch system-config-printer I cannot see my the new drivers.
> In the list (under HP) I see exactly the same drivers of before the upgrade.
> The funny thing is that even if I remove hplip I still see the same drivers for HP printers.
> I have rebooted to be sure cups was properly restarted.
> I can imagine that system-config-printer takes the drivers from elsewhere.
> Does anybody know how it works?
After a while I found that there is more that one driver provider for my printer
1) foomatic (providing the same (?) support as hpijs 2.8.2)
2) hpijs (the one I upgraded)
And more than one way of adding a printer
1) system-config-printer (only allows 1)
2) the web interface of CUPS (for 1 and 2)
3) hp-setup (for 3)
Does it need to be so complicated?
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