I got hplip to compile and install by changing pointing it to the location of python.
Now I have another problem with it
I was able to start the hp-setup with
Then I realized I don't have the drivers installed(which are given by cups).
I install cups with no problems and try hp-setup again only to get this error now:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/hp-setup", line 45, in <module>
from base import device, utils, tui, models, module
File "/usr/share/hplip/base/device.py", line 39, in <module>
File "/usr/share/hplip/base/status.py", line 45, in <module>
ImportError: /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/hpmudext.so: undefined symbol: hpmud_make_mdns_uri