Where can I get hplip-3.9.8-plugin?

Asked by John Doe

I'm using SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1. I Have hplip 3.9.8.
When I run hp-setup it tries to download
this fails because linuxprinting.org is down for maintenance. There's a message that says "We will be restoring service shortly." but apparently it's been like that for weeks so I have no confidence in service being restored any time soon.

So where else can I get hplip-3.9.8-plugin.run from? The plugin download page at http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/plugin_download.html only offers 3.11.10.

Telling me to dpwnload the 3.11.10 plugin and update hplip is not an answer I'm going to like.

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Ani Balakrishnan (anib) said :


As our plugin host site openprinting.org is down, we are providing temporary location to download the plug-in. But we are not able to provide all the old versions of plug-ins there. So please update your hplip to latest 3.11.10 release.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Thanks and Regards
Ani Balakrishnan

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Johannes Meixner (jsmeix) said :


The latest HPLIP 3.11.10 release as ready-made RPMs for
various openSUSE and Suse Linux Enterprise versions
is also available via the "Printing" project in the openSUSE
build service for 32-bit i586 and 64-bit x86_64 architecture.

E.g. from this direct URL:
as packages "hplip", "hplip-hpijs", and "hplip-sane".

Carefully read

In particular if you have an official support contract for your
Suse Linux Enterprise version, verify via the official contact
for your particular support contract whether or not
a version upgrade to HPLIP 3.11.10 may cause issues
regarding your support contract.

Ani Balakrishnan,

I do not understand why HP cannot provide the old versions
of HP's own plug-ins on HP's own web site?
Is HP such a poor company that it cannot afford it? ;-)

For background information see

If HP is interested to support even HP's weak printer models
which require a proprietary plug-in also in business environments,
HP must provide the old versions of HP's own plug-ins
on HP's own web site in a reliably working way for
at least 5 years (and it could be even longer).

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