Re: Hewlett-Packard package conflicts
Am Dienstag, 5. Juli 2005 16:29 schrieb Gayle Lee Fairless:
> I posted a question to Debian User about package conflicts between
> hpoj(sp?) and hplip(sp?) that are for parallel HP printers and usb HP
> printers. My HP 697C is parallel, and my HP psc1210 is usb.
No, hpoj and hplip should not conflict, at least not according to hpoj
website. This was fixed in hplip-0.9.3-3 (Debian unstable).
To fix this for your version:
apt-get source hplip
#the follow or manually editing debian/control
sed -i -e 's/hpoj, //' debian/control
dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b -uc -us
dpkg -i hplip*.deb
> administration. The hpoj package created an entry in ptal something about
> mlc:usb: etc. I was wondering if this is the famous URI (Uniform Resource
> Indicator?) that is supposed to find the usb printer which I think the
> system picks up as usblp0. (That '0' is a zero.)
See hpoj package description:
- An application programming interface (API) known as "PTAL" (Peripheral
Transport Abstraction Library) that hides the differences in accessing
devices connected via parallel, USB, or JetDirect.
> I wonder if it is possible to force aptitude to install those 2
> conflicting packages and somehow match them to the appropriate printer?
Not cleanly without rebuilding the package (but that's easy, see above).