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Re: In Squeeze replacing python version 2.6.6-13~bpo60+1 with version 2.6.6-3+squeeze7

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On 2014-04-24 05:29, Curt wrote:
> On 2014-04-23, Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> wrote:
>> You have already been told: it is not required if you *want* to 
>> set up printing. You may feel the need to *have to* set it up 
>> that way but the reasons are unspecified.
> I believe he's trying to build the most recent version of hplip 
> (thus the requirement for development libraries) because his 
> printer, to function correctly, or to function fully or
> completely, needs a newer version of hplip than the one provided in
> Squeeze.

Yes indeed.  Besides being a printer, it is also a scanner and a fax

> I read all about it yesterday, found his printer at this site
> http://hplipopensource.com

That site is the *only* place where I found drivers, etc. for this
printer++ -- hence the need to solve the problem described in my
original post, to which Andrei likely provided the solution.

> and indeed there was a table somewhere that gave a minimum hplip 
> version higher than the one in Squeeze.  However, there was
> another table which seemed to indicate that the printer should work
> (at least partially) with Debian 6.0.  I am a little confused.
> It seems he's downloaded an "automagical" install script which 
> configures and builds the hplip software with little user 
> intervention (or something).  Why it's barfing on the version of 
> python-dev in Squeeze puzzles me. If you choose to install 
> "manually," you must download the "Regular Tarball"; the build and 
> install instructions for Debian are found at this url:
> http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install/manual/distros/debian.html
Here's the minimum system requirements:
> http://hplipopensource.com/node/295
> At the above url it says, amongst other things:
> Python 2.2 or higher and python-devel (Python 2.3+ for fax 
> support)
> Isn't 2.3+ lower than the version in Squeeze?
> Maybe my comprehension of the whole deal is faulty.

I need to look into the points you have raised.  I am confused also. I
may find some answers when I install the drivers after getting my
Wheezy box working.  Thanks for the info.

Regards, Ken

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