Originally Posted by John Morris
Back to Mark's post #10. I have downloaded alien and run the first line successfully. Trying to run the dpkg (depackage?) gave the following error:
user@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i cnijfilter-common_2.70-3_amd64.deb
dpkg: error processing cnijfilter-common_2.70-3_amd64.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
The file that alien created may have had a different name than "cnijfilter-common_2.70-3_amd64.deb". The command "ls" will list what files are in the directory ("ls *.deb" will specifically list what debian or ubuntu packages are in the directory).
Try the following in the directory where you created the deb file with alien:
user@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i cnijfilter*.deb
and if that doesn't work, then try....
sudo dpkg -i --force architecture cnijfilter*.deb
To explain the above, the asterisk is a wildcard character, making the command a little less specific (and thereby less prone to getting the error that you received.)
I had assumed that because the download was a source file (code that had not yet been compiled for any specific computer architecture), that it could be compiled specifically for your amd64 system. However, I'm not a programmer (I'm just a regular user). So, I may have been wrong about this. If so, then just follow the instructions at the site that robbssi gave.
PS, also, if you don't like using the command line, then there is a gui (graphical user interface) program called "gdebi
" that you can run to install any deb files that you may have (if it's not on your system, then use either synaptic or apt-get to install it).
(later edit) In thinking about it, I think the method outlined in post # 9 (robbssi's post) is more likely to work at getting your printer going than what I've written.