[Slightly OT] Packaging question
wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Wed Mar 18 23:35:16 UTC 2009
Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> On Wednesday 18 March 2009 5:10:41 pm Wulfy wrote:
>> My printer died on me and so I got a new printer, a Canon PIXMA iP2500.
>> My system recognised it, but steadfastly refused to print to it. I went
>> to the Canon site, but the only driver I could get for Linux was a
>> Fedora .rpm. I installed alien to convert it to a .deb, but that
>> baulked because it was for i386 not the amd64 that I have. So I unpacked
>> it (alien -g) and tried to compile it using my 64-bit compiler. Much
>> frustration later, still no driver.
>> Could anyone her point me to a (relatively easy) way to convert am i386
>> .rpm source package to a x64_64 binary .deb? Or do I have a nice new
>> shiny paperweight?
> Are you sure you need a whole driver for it? Is there a PPD file inside the
> rpm? If so, that PPD should be able to just drop in.
Thanks for answering, Mackenzie.
There is a PPD... I added it using the CUPS interface to the profile.
It complained about a missing driver 'pstocanonij'. That's in the rpm,
but I couldn't compile it. I kept getting errors that I didn't
I suspect I wouldn't have had a problem if I'd had a 32-bit system.
Alien would have converted it just fine.
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