Fedora Core4 and HP printer file problem(hplip)

Discussion in 'Desktop Operation' started by horus9520, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. horus9520

    horus9520 New Member

    Hi here,

    I am a new corn to Linux. I just installed fedora core 4. Since I have a color LaserJet printer, I want to install the driver for it. So I download 'hplip-0.9.6' from hp.com. However, when I am doing the procedure as described in http://hpinkjet.sourceforge.net/install.php#HPLIP .
    At step 2: Download and install the HP printing software
    When I type 'make', it comes with the following error message

    *********
    /bin/sh ./libtool --mode=link --tag=CXX g++ -g -O2 -o hpiod hpiod.o channel.o device.o mlc.o system.o jddevice.o jetdirect.o udevice.o uppdevice.o ppdevice.o pp.o -lnetsnmp -lcrypto -lpthread
    g++ -g -O2 -o hpiod hpiod.o channel.o device.o mlc.o system.o jddevice.o jetdirect.o udevice.o uppdevice.o ppdevice.o pp.o /usr/lib64/libnetsnmp.so -lcrypto -lpthread
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target `COPYING', needed by `all-am'. Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/***/Software2005Nov/hplip-0.9.6'
    make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
    *********

    Could anyone give a hint on what is wrong? Thanks a lot in advance!
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Are you on a 64-bit system?
     
  3. horus9520

    horus9520 New Member

    yes, the system is 'em64t'. hplip doesn't support that?
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Does /usr/lib exist?
    If not (only then!), I'd try to create a symlink:
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/lib64 /usr/lib
    and install the HP software again.
     
  5. horus9520

    horus9520 New Member

    Thank you!

    /usr/lib64 exists. It contains libnetsnmp.so . The error message is

    /bin/sh ./libtool --mode=link --tag=CXX g++ -g -O2 -o hpiod hpiod.o channel.o device.o mlc.o system.o jddevice.o jetdirect.o udevice.o uppdevice.o ppdevice.o pp.o -lnetsnmp -lcrypto -lpthread
    g++ -g -O2 -o hpiod hpiod.o channel.o device.o mlc.o system.o jddevice.o jetdirect.o udevice.o uppdevice.o ppdevice.o pp.o /usr/lib64/libnetsnmp.so -lcrypto -lpthread
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target `COPYING', needed by `all-am'. Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Software/hplip-0.9.6'
    make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

    Are there any more hints? Thanks a lot!
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    But does /usr/lib exist? (not /usr/lib64...)
     
  7. horus9520

    horus9520 New Member

    Yes. It does exist.
     
  8. kyuso

    kyuso New Member

    I finally had success with fedora core 4 and hplip 0.9.7+patched.

    Be sure to get 0.9.7 and a patch (both from download site). extract and cd into the source,

    patch -p0 < patchfile (or was that -p1?)
    ./configure --prefix=/usr
    make clean; make; make install

    I found make clean is a necessary step since some shared object files don't get generated.

    One other thing to watch: /etc/init.d/hplip script does not start hpssd properly due to selinux.

    Option 1: run hpssd manually from command line:

    /usr/share/hplip/hpssd.py

    Option 2: change hplip security type:

    chcon -t bin_t /etc/init.d/hplip

    I still can't make the script work during boot. Anyone finds a solution, please post. Something to do with selinux I guess.

    Otherwise, I'm happy with network scan, print, and service info.
     
  9. skog

    skog New Member

    hpssd wasn't able to connect to hpiod.

    I had to change line 140 in /etc/init.d/hplip from:

    daemon ./hpssd.py

    to:

    daemon 'python ./hpssd.py'


    no more problems.
     

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