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Re: can't install laser driver supplied as rpm

On Mon, 21 Dec 2009 13:31:20 -0500, Steve Kleene wrote:

> I'm running Lenny and trying to install the manufacturer's Linux driver
> for a Xerox Phaser 6280DN color laser printer.  The driver is supplied
> as a tar, which unpacks to a single rpm file:


> I am able to list the contents of the rpm
>   rpm -qlp Xerox-Phaser-6280-1.0-1.noarch.rpm ->
>     /usr/share/cups/model/Xerox/Xerox_Phaser_6280DN.ppd.gz
>     /usr/share/cups/model/Xerox/Xerox_Phaser_6280DT.ppd.gz
>     /usr/share/cups/model/Xerox/Xerox_Phaser_6280N.ppd.gz
> I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to install this driver.  Thanks.

If it's a PostScript based printer, you can just extract the 
corresponding PPD file ("Xerox_Phaser_6280DN.ppd" in your case) and 
install it with Cups. No need to install the rpm package at all.



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