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Old 11-20-2007, 09:38 PM   #1
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Do go root to install these printer files?


Downloaded these to Xfce Desktop: bjfilter-2.2.1.tar.gz
bjcups-2.2.1.tar.gz
bjcupsmon-2.2.1.tar.gz
printui-2.2.1.tar.gz

Moved all to folder on /home/username

tar -xzf bjcups-2.2.1.tar.gz
Now I have /home/username/bjcups dir
Did Readme, Install Instructions:
1.Build misc libraries
cd lib
make
make install
cd...
2. Building "bjcups: and "pstocanonbj"
make
make install

Question I do the above as root? And
what directory am I supose to cd... to according to these instructions, they sure did not waste any words. lol
Are these printer packages or files and are they considered system software?
 
Old 11-20-2007, 09:42 PM   #2
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You probably need to run the "make install" phase as root so that you can have access to system directories, like /usr/share/.
 
Old 11-21-2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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Ok followed the above instructions and now I have a bunch of folders in bjcups-2.2.1, in my personal dirctory:bjcups,filter,include,libs,and ppd. What do I do next? How do I know if the code worked?
Code:
     # make
     # make intall
Where did the new folders go? And why does my printer just feed paper through everytime I start slackware and shut it down? But it still doesn't print. Thanks

Last edited by NightSky; 11-21-2007 at 10:28 PM.
 
Old 11-22-2007, 04:30 AM   #4
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Is this an "autoconfig" type tarball, or is it a slackware package?

I don't use slackware and I wonder if you are supposed to install such a package using pkgtool.
I think such packages end in .tgz so I might be worrying you over nothing.

I would run "make" as a regular user and then "sudo make install". Also, if you had an unsuccessful run previously, it is best to run "make clean" and then "make" and "sudo make install".

I don't know exactly what these packages are. There probably is an INSTALL file and a README file in the source directory. Also look for installed documents in /usr/share/doc/<packagename>-<version>/.

This package may have simply installed files that you need to configure the printer using cups.

Try pointing your web browser at "http://localhost:631". See if your printer shows up now, or if you can manually load the PPD file that you installed.
 
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