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Re: Hewlett-Packard package conflicts

On Tue, 5 Jul 2005, Hendrik Sattler wrote:

> 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:
> mkdir hplip
> cd hplip
> apt-get source hplip
> cd hplip-0.9.2
> #the follow or manually editing debian/control
> sed -i -e 's/hpoj, //' debian/control
> dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b -uc -us
> cd ..
> 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).
> HS
Thank you very much!  I'm doing this from work and, once I get home from
work, hope to try it out within the week at the latest!

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