Bug #1536353 (Many Epson printers no longer work as of 16.04)
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
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 They might be "outdated" in some peoples opinion but the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.
> Pasi Lallinaho (knome) »http://open.knome.fi/
> Leader of Shimmer Project »http://shimmerproject.org/
> Ubuntu member, Xubuntu Website Lead »http://xubuntu.org/
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