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Old 03-28-2006, 07:59 PM   #1
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configure: error: cannot find libusb support ???

I am trying to install a driver for an HP 1012. I downloaded the hplip-0.9.10 driver via

I run:

./configure --prefix=/usr
and it fails at

checking for usb_init in -lusb... no
configure: error: cannot find libusb support
any clues .. thanks
Old 03-29-2006, 06:38 AM   #2
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Install libusb development files?
apt-get libusb-dev
But why not use hplip binary?
apt-get install hplip
Install from source only if you need a newer version not present in your debian release.
Otherwise if it's because its not compile with the flags you need, you can:
apt-get source hplip
This will get the debian source package
to modify the flags or configuration, edit <dir_of_hplip_source_package>/debian/rules
and then rebuild, something like
debian/rules build


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