Trying to install tarball for HP F4140

Joseph ubuntu at
Wed Apr 30 16:32:03 BST 2008

I'm trying to get an HP F4140 printer working on this system.  My old HP 
1200 worked great in every fashion, but this one is stubborn.

I've consulted  I tried 
the install program which failed, so I went to

I've downloaded the tar file and brought up the terminal to install the 
drivers.  I unpacked the folder, did the  cd ~/  command to enter the 

I'd entered the following command and got this response:

    ragweed at ragweed-den:~/Desktop/hplip-2.8.4$ ./configure 
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
    checking for gawk... no
    checking for mawk... mawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1
    checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1
    checking for style of include used by make... GNU
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking for C compiler default output file name...
    configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
    See `config.log' for more details.
    ragweed at ragweed-den:~/Desktop/hplip-2.8.4$

When I tried to look at the "config.log for more details" I find there's 
no program for viewing it....   at least not on my system.

Any ideas??


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