[Bug 1536353] Re: [regression] Printer drivers install is broken as lsb package is not available anymore
richard.elkins at gmail.com
Thu May 12 20:23:50 UTC 2016
All I did was add Ubuntu Trusty as a last-gasp APT repository in the
list. That is how I was able to install the 14.04 lsb etc. when they
did not exist in 16.04.
Till is going to:
1 - Migrate the latest pre-16.04 lsb etc. to 16.04.
2 - Make sure that lsb_release.py reverts to reporting lsb modules instead of 'No LSB modules are available'. That version of lsb_release.py should be the latest pre-16.04 version.
I'm going to be a guinea pig on two separate machines (dissimilar
hardware running 16.04) to make sure that the fix (a) works as expected
and (b) doesn't do anything unexpected (as best as I can).
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[regression] Printer drivers install is broken as lsb package is not
Status in cups-filters package in Ubuntu:
Status in epson-inkjet-printer-escpr package in Ubuntu:
Status in lsb package in Ubuntu:
Status in system-config-printer package in Ubuntu:
Starting with Xenial, lsb compatibility packages were dropped (besides
lsb-release and lsb-base):
lsb (9.20150826) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop all the LSB compatibility packages besides lsb-release and lsb-base
- Drop packages-availability checking in lsb-release
- Truncate README.Debian to a minimum
- Document this in lsb-base.NEWS.Debian
* Change the versioning number to avoid any ambiguity; use joeyh's
version.date, with version being Debian next stable's
-- Didier Raboud <odyx at debian.org> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:00:00 +0200
The problem is that downloadable printer drivers (like the ones from
Openprinting, but also from other available providers) that are
suggested when installing a printer on Ubuntu depends on lsb, which is
not available anymore:
Dépend: lsb (>=3.2) but it is not installable
This triggers a regression where it is not possible to setup a printer
this way (downloading a driver where no local driver is available)
I see two possible solutions:
- Add a proper replaces field to one of the remaining lsb-* packages,
to hopefully fix missing lsb package (maybe it would be useful to also
replace other compability packages that are not built anymore).
- Re-introduce LSB compatibility packages, but that might be an
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