Installing HPLIP 3.9.8..trouble at the "make" step

Asked by Michael McKinney

Running RedHat 9 on a Dell Workstation and trying to install HPLIP. I am at the "make" step as a user not su. The scrip runs seemingly correctly until the very end, where "prnt/cupsext/cupsext.c" is reporting problems in 'getGroupList'. There follow 5 lines in which "structure as no member named 'name'" is stated. Then there is a line ".deps/cupsext_la-cupsext.Tpo: Permission denied" followed by "make: *** [cupsext_la-cupsext.lo] Error 1".

I am a novice at Linux but this seems to be a problem with user identification somewhere in my system (??).

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Aaron Albright (albrigha-deactivatedaccount) said :

We no longer test on Red Hat 9, although it could be you are missing the cups development packages.

If you are a novice, have you tried the latest versions of Fedora, Suse or Ubuntu? As a personal recommendation I'd suggest a novice starting with one of the later versions of these distros. Red Hat 9 is -very- old.


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