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Old 10-07-2015, 01:17 PM   #1
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Cannot install hplip on Debian

I'm trying to build and install the latest version (3.15.9) of hplip onto a Debian Stretch/testing system. The hplip automatic installer doesn't cater for Stretch and the web site hasn't yet included instructions either. But I managed to install the dependencies and the ./configure and make seemed to go OK. Yet if I run hp-check I get:
warning: CUPSEXT could not be loaded. Please check HPLIP installation.
and if I run hp-setup (or seemingly most other hp-* commands) I get:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/bin/hp-setup", line 45, in <module>
    from base import device, utils, tui, models, module, services, os_utils
  File "/usr/local/share/hplip/base/", line 42, in <module>
    from . import status
  File "/usr/local/share/hplip/base/", line 33, in <module>
    import cupsext
ImportError: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Any idea what's going on here?

I read here to (oddly) make sure that hplip from the Debian repos and some other packages are also installed and I've done that, no luck.

EDIT: Problem solved, I used the following ./configure options for 64bit Debian 8.2 (closest I could find) listed here and its now working:
./configure --prefix=/usr --with-hpppddir=/usr/share/ppd/HP --libdir=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu --enable-qt4 --enable-hpcups-install --enable-cups-drv-install --disable-cups-ppd-install --disable-hpijs-install --disable-foomatic-drv-install --disable-foomatic-ppd-install --disable-foomatic-rip-hplip-install --enable-fax-build --enable-dbus-build --enable-network-build --enable-scan-build --disable-policykit --disable-libusb01_build --disable-udev_sysfs_rules --enable-doc-build

Last edited by makeyourself; 10-07-2015 at 02:46 PM. Reason: solved problem
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