hplip installer cannot connect to network

Asked by Chuan Liu on 2020-07-28

When I run hplip-3.20.6.run with sh on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine,
it complains that it cannot connect to the network (see below), but my web browser connects successfully....

CHECKING FOR NETWORK CONNECTION
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error: The network appears to be unreachable. Installation may not resolve all dependencies without access to distribution repositories.
Do you want to continue installation without network?. Press 'y' for YES. Press 'n' for NO (y=yes*, n=no) :

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2020-07-29
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2020-07-29
Chuan Liu (pkuliuchuan) said : #1

BTW, the printer is HP LaserJet M1136 MFP

shivani mandora (shivani1708) said : #2

Hi ,

Are you connected to any network?
Because HPLIP requires network to install few dependencies.

Chuan Liu (pkuliuchuan) said : #3

Yes, of course. My web browser works perfectly and some of the terminal
applications like apt-get also works.
Only the hplip checking proceedure fails......

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