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Old 12-17-2007, 07:16 AM   #1
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Thumbs up cannot find net-snmp support

i m using fc6.we have one HP Deskjet 3940 printer in our lab.i downloaded 1 driver namely hplip-1.7.3 as tar file from net.when i try to configure its giving
the following error

"configure: error: cannot find net-snmp support (or --disable-network-build)"
am i missing something?

how to solve this error?whether i need some other libraries for that?

thanks in advance.
Old 12-17-2007, 10:37 AM   #2
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Question HP printing software

HP printers use snmp for status requests, among other methods. If you want to install the full driver, then first install net-snmp. Go to the root prompt, and type in either

#apt-get install net-snmp net-snmp-utils
#yum install net-snmp net-snmp-utils

depending on which package manager you are using. If niether of the above work for you (you are running a distro other than Debian or FC based) then you can download the source packages and install.

What distro are you using, and what version?



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Old 12-17-2007, 09:46 PM   #3
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Just one question, why are you installing such an old version of HPLIP? 1.7.3 is from March 2007, the newest version 2.7.12 was just released last Friday. I would recommend using the newer version, use the .run package that has the automatic installer, it will install all the dependencies for you.
Old 12-18-2007, 01:05 AM   #4
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cannot find net-snmp support

thanks for ur reply.i m using fc6.i got the source net-snmp-5.3.2 from net.i installed that.after that i installed driver hplip-2.7.12 for HP deskjet installed properly without any errors.i configured the printer by entering into System-Administration-Printing and configured for the newly installed driver.its configured properly.
when i gave

lpq command it displayed
Printer is ready
no manual entries.

then i gave lpr filename to print that file,it is not at all printing.

then i checked the status(lpq).whatever file i gave for printing it was there.

but not printing.

My printing is also working well in windows.No problem in printer.just now we serviced printer.

waiting for ur reply.
Old 12-19-2007, 01:22 PM   #5
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Is the file sitting in the queue, or does it pass through and just not print? I am guessing that you set the printer to a jet-direct and is operating over port 9100. Can you telnet to the printer, and if so, do you have the cups-lpr system in place? Also, is this a domain controlled printer, and are they using printer queue authentication through the domain?

Mixed environments can be fun...

Let me know what you get back, and we can continue from there.

Old 08-18-2013, 04:23 PM   #6
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Update info

Eventhough this thread is old, it is the first thread that comes up when googling for 'configure: error: cannot find net-snmp support'. So I thought I would add what I did to resolve the issue for anyone who may hit this thread with the same problem. I found that the net-snmp-devel had to also be installed when setting up on CentOS

So try
yum install net-snmp net-snmp-utils net-snmp-devel


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