Bug #1536353 (Many Epson printers no longer work as of 16.04)

Richard Elkins richard.elkins at gmail.com
Tue May 10 19:39:25 UTC 2016

My curiosity got the better of me.  I added the lsb packages from Trusty 
to my 16.04 installation and it is an effective work-around; the driver 
from the Epson site can now install.  I documented the work-around in 
detail in message #34 for 

Therefore, there seems to be no reason for excluding the lsb packages 
from 16.04.

On 05/09/2016 06:23 PM, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> On 2016-05-10 01:56, Richard Elkins wrote:
>> A reprint of message #31 in bug report #1536353 .....
>> I cannot understand why Xenial (16.04) dropped lsb in the first place 
>> given how much dependency exists. However, I have tried two of the 
>> suggested solutions and the printer-driver-escpr package provides 
>> basic printing functions for my Epson XP-410 (I lucked out).
>> My request regarding the lsb packages of 15.10: PLEASE put them back 
>> into 16.04. They might be "outdated" in some peoples opinion but the 
>> users are at the mercy of 3rd party vendors who see no profit in 
>> expending energy in this regard.
>> Other thoughts?
> Hello Richard,
> most individual packages (like lsb) available from the Ubuntu 
> repositories are not maintained by the Xubuntu team. What that 
> practically means is that the Xubuntu team does not make decisions 
> about them being in the archive or not.
> If you want to discuss about putting some package back in the 
> repositories, you will at least need to talk to the maintainer of the 
> package. It's possible that the reason a package is removed from the 
> repositories is because it wouldn't work with other package versions 
> in the release. If you are lucky and this is not the case, you still 
> need to convince the package maintainer (or a new one) to reintroduce 
> the package and make sure it works. If you get this far, you will also 
> need the archive admins to approve the now "new" package.
> You can increase your possibilities for reinclusion by volunteering to 
> doing one or more of the actual tasks I mentioned above.
> Cheers,
> Pasi
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