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From: Frank Steinmetzger <Warp_7@×××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Trying to set up HP printer with foo2zjs
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:02:37
Message-Id: 20141018120228.GC4104@kern.lan
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Re: Trying to set up HP printer with foo2zjs by James
1 On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 03:02:59AM +0000, James wrote:
2 > Frank Steinmetzger <Warp_7 <at>> writes:
3 >
4 >
5 > > I am trying to set up an HP LaserJet 1000 printer with foo2zjs. I had been
6 > > using hplip in the past (which did work), but for several (mostly non-
7 > > techical) reasons, I don’t want to use that. I was happy with foo2zjs back
8 > > in the day when it was still “stable” in portage.
9 >
10 > cups + hplip is pretty robust. I can't quell my curiousity as to
11 > why you would not want to use that solution, paticualrly for an
12 > HP printer?
14 Mostly because I want a minimal system. I have cups already which KDE can
15 use, I don’t need (or want) another tool that does the same job and that has
16 a lot of GUI stuff that my printer doesn’t support anyway (scanners and
17 such).
19 Furthermore, it installs a tool which I don’t need and pollutes my tray and
20 which has no off-switch. Tries to deactivate it in the past had not
21 succeeded (as I said, non-technical reasons).
23 Also, with every update it wants to download the proprietary plugin anew
24 (which I had trouble with in the past b/c I did offline updates) or else no
25 printo worko.
27 Lastly, this plugin installation doesn’t work if system python was not
28 version 2, so every time I had to eselect python 2, install hplip, and
29 switch back again.
32 You may certainly call me backward minded, but it worked in the past[TM]
33 without hplip, and I would like that again.
34 --
35 Gruß | Greetings | Qapla’
36 Please do not share anything from, with or about me with any Facebook service.
38 There are those and those. But there are more of those than those.


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[gentoo-user] Re: Trying to set up HP printer with foo2zjs James <wireless@×××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Trying to set up HP printer with foo2zjs Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>