Ubuntu 19.04 upgrade with HPLIP 3.19.8 fails

Asked by CoolGames on 2019-10-02

I wanted to use simple scan on Ubuntu Studio 19.04 but it was not finding the scanner so I tried to re-install HPLIP 3.19.8
It had many failed to add plug in errors so gave up even though a non-delete able printer version worked in CUPS.

Scanner now is unavailable as it was working before.

error: HPLIP cannot detect devices in your network.
This may be due to existing firewall settings blocking the required ports like (5353/udp).
 When you are in a trusted network environment, you may open the ports for network services
 like mdns and slp in the firewall. For detailed steps follow the link.

I have seen one warning for an Graphtec HPGL plotter that has nothing to do with the failing HP printer

Printer status: printer Graphtec_CC100-20 is idle. enabled since Wed 03 Jan 2018 11:48:29 AM EST
warning: Printer is not HPLIP installed. Printers must use the hp: or hpfax: CUPS backend for HP-Devices.

hp-check maybe eludes to why it prints but doesn't install though I don't see the reason


 Kernel: 5.0.0-29-lowlatency #31-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Thu Sep 12 14:13:01 UTC 2019 GNU/Linux
 Host: hostname
 Proc: 5.0.0-29-lowlatency #31-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Thu Sep 12 14:13:01 UTC 2019 GNU/Linux
 Distribution: 12 19.04
 Bitness: 64 bit


HPLIP-Version: HPLIP 3.19.8
HPLIP-Home: /usr/share/hplip
HPLIP-Installation: Auto installation is supported for ubuntu distro 19.04 version

Current contents of '~/.hplip/hplip.conf' file:
notify_upgrade = true
last_upgraded_time = 1570036280
pending_upgrade_time = 0
latest_available_version = 3.17.10

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shivani mandora (shivani1708) said : #1


It seems link you plugin version is 3.17.10. Please install latest plugin version using below command:

$sh hplip-3.19.8.plugin.run

And connect the printer through IP. Please let me know if you face any issue.

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