hplip asks about LinuxMint--new version 20 uses Ubuntu FOCAL. help apply diff to installer/distros.dat to use qt5 not qt4

Asked by robert Newton on 2020-08-18

I run sudo hplip*.run then cd hp*6; sudo ./hplip-install
My fresh install of LinuxMint-20-xfce-64bit.iso codename ulyana has python2.7 and python3..
here is my history ;-{

  24 sudo chmod 777 hplip-3.20.6.run
   25 sudo sh -c ./hplip-3.20.6.run
   26 cd /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages
   29 sudo ln -svd PyQt5 PyQt4
   30 cd /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
   31 sudo ln -svd Qt5 Qt4
   32 cd /tmp/mozilla_robert0/
   35 sudo chmod 755 hplip-3.20.6/
   36 cd hplip-3.20.6/
   43 sudo ./hplip-install
   48 apt install python3-dev
   53 sudo ./hplip-install
   56 sudo chmod 777 installer/
   59 sudo chmod 777 installer/*
   65 sudo chmod 777 doc
   68 sudo chmod 666 doc/*
   69 firefox doc/*&
   70 lsb_release -a
   75 history|tee ~/x
   74 nano ~/x

next read my log...

 A required dependency 'python3-pyqt4 (PyQt 4- Qt interface for Python (for Qt version 4.x))' >
error: Installation cannot continue without this dependency.
error: Please manually install this dependency and re-run this installer.

so I hacked until it installed:

 13 apt install python3-pyqt5
   18 apt install python3-dbus.mainloop.pyqt5
   39 cd /var/lib/dpkg/info
   40 ll py*.list
   41 less python3-pyqt5.list
   47 apt install python3-dbus.mainloop.pyqt5
   49 less python3-dbus.mainloop.pyqt*t
   50 ll /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/mainloop/pyqt5.cpython-38-x86_64-linux-gnu.so
   51 sudo ln -sdv /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/mainloop/pyqt5.cpython-38-x86_64-linux-gnu.so
         /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/mainloop/pyqt4.cpython-38-x86_64-linux-gnu.so
   55 less python3-pyqt5*ist
   56 ll /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt?/plugins/designer/libpyqt?.so
   57 ll /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt4/plugins/designer/libpyqt?.so
   58 sudo ln -sdv /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt4
   59 sudo ln -sv /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt4/plugins/designer/libpyqt5.so
                   /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/designer/libpyqt4.so
   60 ll /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt?/plugins/designer/libpyqt?.so
   61 ll python3-dbus*
   62 less python3-dbus.mainloop.pyqt5.list
   63 ll /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/mainloop/pyqt?.cpython-38-x86_64-linux-gnu.so
   64 less python3-dbus.mainloop.pyqt*ist
   65 history

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shivani mandora (shivani1708) said : #1

Hi ,

We have not supported Linux Mint 20 in HPLIP yet. Please wait for the next release. Next HPLIP will be installing all the packages automatically.

brian_p (claremont102) said : #2

Knowing the printer model could lead to a way forward.

AP (punt18423) said : #3

Hi there, the new new version of HPLIP (3.20.9) has been released and Linux Mint 20 is now supported, but the installation still fails because none of the repos include pyqt5.

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