HPLIP installer does not recognize CUPS exists on my Ubuntu 18.04 AMD690G/V system.ystem.

Asked by david major on 2019-03-22

sh hplip-3.19.1.run
Creating directory hplip-3.19.1
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing HPLIP 3.19.1 Self Extracting Archive.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.19.1)
HPLIP Installer ver. 5.1

Copyright (c) 2001-15 HP Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

Installer log saved in: hplip-install_Fri-22-Mar-2019_10:43:24.log
warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: cups (CUPS - Common Unix Printing System)

CHECKING FOR NETWORK CONNECTION
-------------------------------
Network connection present.

RUNNING PRE-PACKAGE COMMANDS
----------------------------
sudo dpkg --configure -a (Pre-depend step 1)
sudo apt-get install --yes --force-yes -f (Pre-depend step 2)
sudo apt-get update (Pre-depend step 3)
OK

DEPENDENCY AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
----------------------------------
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcups2'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: A required dependency 'cups (CUPS - Common Unix Printing System)' is still missing.

RUNNING POST-PACKAGE COMMANDS
-----------------------------
OK

RE-CHECKING DEPENDENCIES
------------------------
error: A required dependency 'cups (CUPS - Common Unix Printing System)' is still missing.
error: Installation cannot continue without this dependency.
error: Please manually install this dependency and re-run this installer.
david@david-MS-7367:~$

I don't know what a "manual install of CUPS" denotes. But did run this: sudo apt install --reinstall cups libcups2 libcups2-dev cups-bsd cups
So gtk2-engines is already the newest version (1:2.20.2-5).

All this in order to make my HP MFP13fw laser printer useful as compliant printer and scanner. Right now, it only prints via email most common format files after an hour lag via its WIFI.
Strangely, the hplip installation done 6 months ago did catch except that scanning software would not detect it.
A couple of weeks ago the computer-printer functionality quit. I do not know why.

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2019-04-23
david major (majordp) said : #1

I wonder if the work on bug/1783861 is relevant to my issue. Parts of the
story seem familiar.

On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 11:52, david major <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> New question #679429 on HPLIP:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/hplip/+question/679429
>
> sh hplip-3.19.1.run
> Creating directory hplip-3.19.1
> Verifying archive integrity... All good.
> Uncompressing HPLIP 3.19.1 Self Extracting
> Archive.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
>
> HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.19.1)
> HPLIP Installer ver. 5.1
>
> Copyright (c) 2001-15 HP Development Company, LP
> This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
> This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
> under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.
>
> Installer log saved in: hplip-install_Fri-22-Mar-2019_10:43:24.log
> warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: cups (CUPS - Common Unix Printing
> System)
>
>
> CHECKING FOR NETWORK CONNECTION
> -------------------------------
> Network connection present.
>
>
> RUNNING PRE-PACKAGE COMMANDS
> ----------------------------
> sudo dpkg --configure -a (Pre-depend step 1)
> sudo apt-get install --yes --force-yes -f (Pre-depend step 2)
> sudo apt-get update (Pre-depend step 3)
> OK
>
>
> DEPENDENCY AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
> ----------------------------------
> Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcups2'
> Please wait, this may take several minutes...
> error: A required dependency 'cups (CUPS - Common Unix Printing System)'
> is still missing.
>
>
> RUNNING POST-PACKAGE COMMANDS
> -----------------------------
> OK
>
>
> RE-CHECKING DEPENDENCIES
> ------------------------
> error: A required dependency 'cups (CUPS - Common Unix Printing System)'
> is still missing.
> error: Installation cannot continue without this dependency.
> error: Please manually install this dependency and re-run this installer.
> david@david-MS-7367:~$
>
> I don't know what a "manual install of CUPS" denotes. But did run this:
> sudo apt install --reinstall cups libcups2 libcups2-dev cups-bsd cups
> So gtk2-engines is already the newest version (1:2.20.2-5).
>
> All this in order to make my HP MFP13fw laser printer useful as compliant
> printer and scanner. Right now, it only prints via email most common
> format files after an hour lag via its WIFI.
> Strangely, the hplip installation done 6 months ago did catch except that
> scanning software would not detect it.
> A couple of weeks ago the computer-printer functionality quit. I do not
> know why.
>
>
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>

david major (majordp) said : #2

Casting about to learn about installing CUPS Required Dependencies. I launched david@david-MS-7367:~$ sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcups2 cups libcups2-dev cups-bsd cups-client libcupsimage2-dev libdbus-1-dev build-essential ghostscript openssl libjpeg62-dev libsnmp-dev libtool libusb-dev python-imaging policykit-1 policykit-1-gnome python-qt4 python-qt4-dbus python-dbus python-gobject python-dev python-notify python python-reportlab libsane libsane-dev sane-utils xsane
[sudo] password for david:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'libsane1' instead of 'libsane'
Package python-imaging is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However, the following packages replace it:
  python-pil:i386 python-pil

E: Package 'python-imaging' has no installation candidate
david@david-MS-7367:~$
Now what? Anybody?

david major (majordp) said : #3

Seems to be pointing to Python. But I do not know what I am to do and so am looking for guidance, the following may help?
david@david-MS-7367:~$ sudo apt install python-pil:i386 python-pil
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
python-pil is already the newest version (5.1.0-1).
python-pil set to manually installed.
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 python-pil:i386 : Depends: python:i386 (< 2.8) but it is not going to be installed
                   Depends: python:i386 (>= 2.7~) but it is not going to be installed
                   Recommends: python-olefile:i386 but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
david@david-MS-7367:~$

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david major (majordp) said : #5

Not resolved. Ive had to do other things meantime. Seems to be a system
problem

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