[ubuntu-uk] Recommendations for a printer? HPLIP

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 21:16:10 UTC 2012

On 04.01.12 20:22, alan c wrote:
> On 04/01/12 20:00, Andy Braben wrote:
>> 2012/1/4 Juan J. <reidrac at usebox.net>
>>> On Wed, 2012-01-04 at 18:10 +0000, Andy Braben wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>>> Is that not worth a bug report? HPLIP package not kept up to date on
>>>> automatic updates?
>>> That's a very good point. There's a policy about updates after a
>>> release:
>>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates
>>> Should HPLIP be listed in the special cases? Well I think it probably
>>> should as the wiki above says:
>> For Long Term Support releases we regularly want to enable new hardware.
>> Such changes are appropriate provided that we can ensure to not affect
>> upgrades on existing hardware. For example, modaliases of newly introduced
>> drivers must not overlap with previously shipped drivers.
> Does that mean that a 'special message' or whatever may need to appear
> on screen in certain circumstances - for example - the previous
> version needs to be remove before install of the later version?

I don't think so. The updated package will automatically replace the
older version. It's just a case of getting the HPLIP package added to
the list of ones that get updated after the release.

You friend's problem was that the update scripts in the .deb package are
not included in the archive that he downloaded, so it wasn't correctly
removing the currently installed version.

Hope that clears any confusion.


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