Re: Installing 32bit Printer Drivers on Debian Stable amd64
On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 23:16:51 -1100, Jamie Paul Griffin wrote:
> I install the base Debian system, then X and my desktop which is Window
> Maker and the GNUStep environment. Now I need to get my Canon iP4700
> printer set up.
> I found the drivers as a .deb package on Canon's website. Can't install
> them because of the architecture incompatibility. However, I have read a
> number of articles and earlier forum posts where people have done this
> but they all seem to be related to Ubuntu.
For this there are some hints over Internet:
canon ip4700 printer/driver problem on 64bit karmic
> I have also read this article: http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/531
> which explains about using 32 libraries to overcome this type of problem.
That method will sucedded depending on the packaging. If Canon packagers did
count on the possibility of installing the required 32-bits libraries so the
driver could be installed over 64-bits systems, then the installer will ask
for any dependency. I'm not sure this is an option for Canon drivers, though.
> Before I do, though, I just wonder if someone could advise if this is
> the right way forward; will it work basically? Has anyone else installed
> this printer on the 64bit Debian version?
I would try (and then buy should they work) the Turboprint drivers which seems
to support your printer model (although just the printing function):
Nex time, buy an HP multifunction (or another branded linux compatible) device
and ensure it is supported directly by manufacturer's driver :-P