hp-setup requires a PPD file for HP Officejet pro 8730 and no file exists

Asked by Ricochet-rocket on 2019-06-08

upon running hp-setup the utility requests the PPD file for my HP Officejet Pro 8730 printer. I have manually searched thru the PPD folder and there is no ppd or ppd.gz file for the officejet pro 8730. The closest it comes is the 8720 then skips to the 9100. I can not complete the installation without the file. I am providing an image of the folder that I was hoping to find the ppd file in: https://imgur.com/a/NYJIydM

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2019-06-08
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2019-06-15

This also shows at what stage I am asked for the file: https://imgur.com/a/zZ3oGI1

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.19.5)
Printer/Fax Setup Utility ver. 9.0

Searching... (bus=net, timeout=5, ttl=4, search=(None) desc=0, method=slp)
error: No PPD found for model officejet_pro_8730 using old algorithm.
error: No appropriate print PPD file found for model hp_officejet_pro_8730

OS: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia x86_64
Kernel: 4.15.11-041511-generic
Packages: 3412 (dpkg), 16 (flatpak), 11 (snap)
Shell: bash 4.3.48
Resolution: 3840x1080
DE: MATE
WM: Compiz
CPU: Intel i5-6600K (4) @ 3.900GHz
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 530
GPU: AMD ATI Radeon R7 370
Memory: 1185MiB / 31586MiB

Hi Ricochet,

Please use below ppd's .if you still face the issue. Please let us know.

hp-officejet_pro_8730-ps.ppd
hp-posscript-laserjet-pro.ppd

Regards,
Santhosh

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