Robert kerplop at sbcglobal.net
Sun Oct 9 13:07:37 UTC 2005

First, has anyone successfully installed the HPLIP driver from HP in 
Second, does that driver really provide the toolbox which includes handy 
stuff like ink level monitoring?

I got the source RPM (hplip-0.9.4-1.1.src.rpm) from an FC4 testing 
mirror, which rebuilt fine on this machine:

        + umask 022
        + cd /home/rj/rpmbuild/BUILD
        + cd hplip-0.9.4
        + rm -rf /home/rj/rpmbuild/tmp/hplip-0.9.4-buildroot
        + exit 0
        Executing(--clean): /bin/sh -e /home/rj/rpmbuild/tmp/rpm-tmp.54540
        + umask 022
        + cd /home/rj/rpmbuild/BUILD
        + rm -rf hplip-0.9.4
        + exit 0
        [rj at mavis ~]$ su

but would not install.

        [root at mavis rpmbuild]# rpm -ivh ./RPMS/i386/hplip-0.9.4-1.1.i386.rpm
        error: Failed dependencies:
                system-config-printer < conflicts with
                hpijs < 1:0.9.4-1.1 conflicts with hplip-0.9.4-1.1.i386

The conflict with hpijs is a no-brainer -- remove it because hplip is a 
replacement.  But what about system-config-printer?  I'm not too keen on 
dropping back to manually setting up printers.  Any advice is welcome.

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