[SOLVED] Printer driver backup - Debian home server
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Months ago I managed to install manually the drivers for 2 printers (Inkjet EPSON CX-3900 and Laser SAMSUNG ML1160) in my Debian Squeeze box.
Unfortunately, I wasn't as wise as to backup the .deb file I used to install each printer, and now I find myself needing to reinstall the OS and I just thought about those printers.
I was wondering if there is anywhere I could look in my system to find the original .deb file or any way to recover it.
If I can't, I'll just take the long and hard way to look for those files (I remember it took quite a while to find them). Just asking.
Thanks in advance ya'll.
Thanks a lot! That did the trick. You're the man! I'll mark this thread as solved and add to your reputation .
gacanepa@debian:~$ sudo dpkg -l | grep Sam
[sudo] password for gacanepa:
ii libwbclient0 2:3.5.6~dfsg-3squeeze4 Samba winbind client library
ii samba-common 2:3.5.6~dfsg-3squeeze4 common files used by both the Samba server and client
ii samba-common-bin 2:3.5.6~dfsg-3squeeze4 common files used by both the Samba server and client
ii samba-doc 2:3.5.6~dfsg-3squeeze4 Samba documentation
ii splix 2.0.0-2.2 Driver for Samsung's SPL2 (bw) and SPLc (color) laser printers
ii swat 2:3.5.6~dfsg-3squeeze4 Samba Web Administration Tool
gacanepa@debian:~$ sudo dpkg -l | grep epson
ii epson-inkjet-printer-escpr 1.1.1-1lsb3.2 Epson Inkjet Printer Driver (ESC/P-R) for Linux
gacanepa@debian:~$ aptitude show epson-inkjet-printer-escpr
Automatically installed: no
Maintainer: Seiko Epson Corporation <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Uncompressed Size: 2,220 k
Depends: lsb (>= 3.2)
Description: Epson Inkjet Printer Driver (ESC/P-R) for Linux
This software is a filter program used with Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) from the Linux. This can supply the high quality print with Seiko Epson Color
Ink Jet Printers.
This product supports only EPSON ESC/P-R printers. This package can be used for all EPSON ESC/P-R printers.
For detail list of supported printer, please refer to below site: http://avasys.jp/english/linux_e/
(Converted from a rpm package by alien version 8.79ubuntu0.1.)
gacanepa@debian:~$ aptitude show splix
Automatically installed: no
Maintainer: Jeroen van Wolffelaar <email@example.com>
Uncompressed Size: 2,015 k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6~), libcups2 (>= 1.4.0), libcupsimage2 (>= 1.4.0), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libstdc++6 (>= 4.1.1), cups, cups-client, ghostscript-cups
Description: Driver for Samsung's SPL2 (bw) and SPLc (color) laser printers
Support for printing to SPL2- and SPLc-based printers. These are most of the cheaper Samsung laser printers which do not understand standard languages like
PostScript or PCL. Both monochrome (ML-15xx, ML-16xx, ML-17xx, ML-2xxx) and color (CLP-5xx, CLP-6xx) models are supported. Also some rebranded Samsungs like
the Xerox Phaser 6100 work with this driver.
Note that older SPL1-based models (ML-12xx, ML-14xx) do not work. Use these printers with the older "gdi" driver which is built into GhostScript.