Re: New printer - need driver
- From: Wulfy <wulfmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 01:53:53 +0000
Chris Mohler wrote:
On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 5:16 PM, Wulfy <wulfmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Normally I only install debs so the package manager can look after
updates and such, but I need this driver or I have a nice black shiny
paper-weight! I'm not shy about using the Konsole and compiling but a
chroot has never really made any sense to me. I don't think I could
pull that off... :@(
It's not quite as hard as it sounds - a chroot is just a sort of "fake
root directory". Then again, if you converted the RPM to DEB inside
the chroot, I'm not entirely sure it would install cleanly in your
I think I'd have to --force-arch... I dislike forcing things. Too many
ways things can go SNAFU... :@(
Hmmm.. Ark gave me an error trying to unpack it. I used alien -g...
The .src package seems to have everything the .i386 packages have but
not compiled. I was wondering if the scripts could be tweaked to use
the compiler I have and give me a 64-bit solution? I haven't checked
all the folders but the ones I have looked in seem to have .c anf .h
files in so should be compilable in a 64-bit environment. Would this
involve only changing the targets from i386 to amd64? The only thing I
can think of that may be a problem is if there's some assembler level
I did the following:
1. Extracted the RPM (right-click - extract here)
2. Entered the folder in terminal
3. Typed make
4. Based on the error, I went into the subdirectory and typed
./autogen.sh, then make
5. I did stems 3 and 4 three more times
I did this and some directories configure OK, some gasve lots of
warnings and some errors...
At that point, it looked like all of the pieces had been compiled, but
they needed to be installed in the proper places. I tried using the
"checkinstall" program to roll a DEB file, but had no luck - I did not
go any further.
I'm not really that familiar with Debian's packaging system - perhaps
you can ask someone who is to manually convert the source RPM into a
I'll have to ask around. Not sure I know anyone who could do it... :@(
Thanks, Chris. I appreciate your help.
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