New printer - need driver

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Mon Mar 16 19:38:02 UTC 2009

On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 5:16 PM, Wulfy <wulfmann at> wrote:
> Normally I only install debs so the package manager can look after
> updates and such, but I need this driver or I have a nice black shiny
> paper-weight!  I'm not shy about using the Konsole and compiling but a
> chroot has never really made any sense to me.  I don't think I could
> pull that off...  :@(

It's not quite as hard as it sounds - a chroot is just a sort of "fake
root directory". Then again, if you converted the RPM to DEB inside
the chroot, I'm not entirely sure it would install cleanly in your
64-bit system.

> The .src package seems to have everything the .i386 packages have but
> not compiled.  I was wondering if the scripts could be tweaked to use
> the compiler I have and give me a 64-bit solution?  I haven't checked
> all the folders but the ones I have looked in seem to have .c anf .h
> files in so should be compilable in a 64-bit environment.  Would this
> involve only changing the targets from i386 to amd64?  The only thing I
> can think of that may be a problem is if there's some assembler level
> programming...

I did the following:
1. Extracted the RPM (right-click - extract here)
2. Entered the folder in terminal
3. Typed make
4. Based on the error, I went into the subdirectory and typed
./, then make
5. I did stems 3 and 4 three more times

At that point, it looked like all of the pieces had been compiled, but
they needed to be installed in the proper places.  I tried using the
"checkinstall" program to roll a DEB file, but had no luck - I did not
go any further.

I'm not really that familiar with Debian's packaging system - perhaps
you can ask someone who is to manually convert the source RPM into a
DEB file?


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