Trying to install hplip-3.21.2.run
Following dependencies are not installed. HPLIP will not work if all REQUIRED dependencies are not installed and some of the HPLIP features will not work if OPTIONAL dependencies are not installed.
Package-Name Component Required/Optional
libavahi-dev scan REQUIRED
I have done a search online and cant find this module at all. I seem to remember that someone said I had to use something like g2Scan. Is this correct?
Packages in .rpm format will not install on Debian or Ubuntu based systems. But there is a Converter for that: Alien.
sudo apt install alien
Once installed, you can open terminal in the directory that your .rpm package is in. For example if it is in Downloads, cd ~/Downloads.
Alien is a CLI app only. Run in terminal as (replace with the actual package name):
sudo alien -d .rpm
That will create a .deb file that you can double click to install.
Thanks a bunch. I have just come back to Linux and love that I can get great support from a real person and it makes sense. I have been on Windows for the last 15 years and it is so frustrating at times.
HPLIP-3.21.2 is one package you're having problems installing. The reason for these two threads to exist is because you're trying to get that one package installed.
If I were to post, I would have HPLIP-3.21.2 as the sole topic, with all problems listed there. In your other thread you had a permission issue which would predate the dependency issue. You could have continued the thread indicating that you have solved the permission issue (you did not indicate that on the other thread but it is the logical conclusion given that you started this thread with a dependency issue) and now have a dependency issue.