Ubuntu 1604 recognizes HP LaserJet Pro M127fn Multifunction Printer but doesn't print

Asked by Pablo on 2017-04-20

Ubuntu 1604 recognizes HP LaserJet Pro M127fn Multifunction Printer, installs the driver that is provided by Ubuntu, but it doesn't print. So I went to http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install/install/index.html and I followed the instructions for the installer. As part of this process it identifies missing dependencies, but when it proceeds to install them, it gives error on attempting to install the various lib*** dependencies, among others. So I am stuck. Can you help me?.
Thank you

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What is the full output of when you run the installer?

(remember to not use sudo or root. You will be asked for your password in the install)

Pablo (ceascolombia) said : #2

thank you for your response.

This link to the attached file has images of what happens when I attempt to print: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5yXgqNgtKFpa0tHZFBhWXhvTDQ

This is the output when I run the installer:

ceas@ceas-530U3C-530U4C:~$ cd escritorio
bash: cd: escritorio: No existe el archivo o el directorio
ceas@ceas-530U3C-530U4C:~$ cd Escritorio
ceas@ceas-530U3C-530U4C:~/Escritorio$ sh hplip-3.17.4.run
Creating directory hplip-3.17.4
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing HPLIP 3.17.4 Self Extracting Archive.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.17.4)
HPLIP Installer ver. 5.1

Copyright (c) 2001-15 HP Development Company, LP
This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

Installer log saved in: hplip-install_Thu-20-Apr-2017_14:31:46.log

/
note: Defaults for each question are maked with a '*'. Press <enter> to accept the default.

INSTALLATION MODE
-----------------
Automatic mode will install the full HPLIP solution with the most common options.
Custom mode allows you to choose installation options to fit specific requirements.

Please choose the installation mode (a=automatic*, c=custom, q=quit) : a

Initializing. Please wait...

INTRODUCTION
------------
This installer will install HPLIP version 3.17.4 on your computer.
Please close any running package management systems now (YaST, Adept, Synaptic, Up2date, etc).

DISTRO/OS CONFIRMATION
----------------------
Distro appears to be Ubuntu 16.04.

Is "Ubuntu 16.04" your correct distro/OS and version (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? y

ENTER USER PASSWORD
-------------------
Please enter the sudoer (ceas)'s password:

INSTALLATION NOTES
------------------
Enable the universe/multiverse repositories. Also be sure you are using the Ubuntu "Main" Repositories. See: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu for more information. Disable the CD-ROM/DVD source if you do not have the Ubuntu installation media inserted in the drive.

Please read the installation notes. Press <enter> to continue or 'q' to quit:

SECURITY PACKAGES
-----------------
AppArmor is installed.
AppArmor protects the application from external intrusion attempts making the application secure

Would you like to have this installer install the hplip specific policy/profile (y=yes, n=no*, q=quit) ? y

RUNNING PRE-INSTALL COMMANDS
----------------------------
OK

MISSING DEPENDENCIES
--------------------
Following dependencies are not installed. HPLIP will not work if all REQUIRED dependencies are not installed and some of the HPLIP features will not work if OPTIONAL dependencies are not installed.
Package-Name Component Required/Optional
libcrypto network REQUIRED
libnetsnmp-devel network REQUIRED
sane-devel scan REQUIRED
python-devel base REQUIRED
cups-devel base REQUIRED
libusb base REQUIRED
libtool base REQUIRED
cups-image base REQUIRED
libjpeg base REQUIRED
dbus fax REQUIRED
Do you want to install these missing dependencies (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? y

INSTALL MISSING REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES
-------------------------------------
note: Installation of dependencies requires an active internet connection.
warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: python-devel (Python devel - Python development files)
warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: cups-devel (CUPS devel- Common Unix Printing System development files)
warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: libusb (libusb - USB library)
warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: libtool (libtool - Library building support services)
warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: cups-image (CUPS image - CUPS image development files)
warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: libjpeg (libjpeg - JPEG library)
warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: libcrypto (libcrypto - OpenSSL cryptographic library)
warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: libnetsnmp-devel (libnetsnmp-devel - SNMP networking library development files)
warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: dbus (DBus - Message bus system)
warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: sane-devel (SANE - Scanning library development files)

CHECKING FOR NETWORK CONNECTION
-------------------------------
Network connection present.

RUNNING PRE-PACKAGE COMMANDS
----------------------------
sudo dpkg --configure -a (Pre-depend step 1)
sudo apt-get install --yes --force-yes -f (Pre-depend step 2)
sudo apt-get update (Pre-depend step 3)
OK

DEPENDENCY AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
----------------------------------
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes python-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #1...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes python-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #2...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes python-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #3...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes python-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Package install command failed with error code 100
Would you like to retry installing the missing package(s) (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? n
warning: Some HPLIP functionality might not function due to missing package(s).
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcups2-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #1...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcups2-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #2...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcups2-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #3...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcups2-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Package install command failed with error code 100
Would you like to retry installing the missing package(s) (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? n
warning: Some HPLIP functionality might not function due to missing package(s).
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes cups-bsd'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes cups-client'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libusb-1.0.0-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #1...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libusb-1.0.0-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #2...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libusb-1.0.0-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #3...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libusb-1.0.0-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Package install command failed with error code 100
Would you like to retry installing the missing package(s) (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? n
warning: Some HPLIP functionality might not function due to missing package(s).
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libtool'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #1...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libtool'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #2...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libtool'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #3...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libtool'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Package install command failed with error code 100
Would you like to retry installing the missing package(s) (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? n
warning: Some HPLIP functionality might not function due to missing package(s).
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libtool-bin'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #1...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libtool-bin'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #2...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libtool-bin'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #3...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libtool-bin'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Package install command failed with error code 100
Would you like to retry installing the missing package(s) (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? n
warning: Some HPLIP functionality might not function due to missing package(s).
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcupsimage2-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #1...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcupsimage2-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #2...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcupsimage2-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #3...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcupsimage2-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Package install command failed with error code 100
Would you like to retry installing the missing package(s) (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? n
warning: Some HPLIP functionality might not function due to missing package(s).
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libjpeg-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #1...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libjpeg-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #2...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libjpeg-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #3...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libjpeg-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Package install command failed with error code 100
Would you like to retry installing the missing package(s) (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? n
warning: Some HPLIP functionality might not function due to missing package(s).
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes openssl'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libsnmp-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #1...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libsnmp-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #2...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libsnmp-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #3...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libsnmp-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Package install command failed with error code 100
Would you like to retry installing the missing package(s) (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ?
warning: Some HPLIP functionality might not function due to missing package(s).
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes snmp-mibs-downloader'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #1...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes snmp-mibs-downloader'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #2...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes snmp-mibs-downloader'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #3...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes snmp-mibs-downloader'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Package install command failed with error code 100
Would you like to retry installing the missing package(s) (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ?
warning: Some HPLIP functionality might not function due to missing package(s).
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libdbus-1-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #1...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libdbus-1-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #2...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libdbus-1-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #3...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libdbus-1-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Package install command failed with error code 100
Would you like to retry installing the missing package(s) (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ?
warning: Some HPLIP functionality might not function due to missing package(s).
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libsane-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #1...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libsane-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #2...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libsane-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Command failed. Re-try #3...
Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libsane-dev'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: Package install command failed with error code 100
Would you like to retry installing the missing package(s) (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? n
n
warning: Some HPLIP functionality might not function due to missing package(s).
error: A required dependency 'python-devel (Python devel - Python development files)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'cups-devel (CUPS devel- Common Unix Printing System development files)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'libusb (libusb - USB library)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'libtool (libtool - Library building support services)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'cups-image (CUPS image - CUPS image development files)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'libjpeg (libjpeg - JPEG library)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'libcrypto (libcrypto - OpenSSL cryptographic library)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'libnetsnmp-devel (libnetsnmp-devel - SNMP networking library development files)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'dbus (DBus - Message bus system)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'sane-devel (SANE - Scanning library development files)' is still missing.

RUNNING POST-PACKAGE COMMANDS
-----------------------------
OK

RE-CHECKING DEPENDENCIES
------------------------
error: A required dependency 'python-devel (Python devel - Python development files)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'cups-devel (CUPS devel- Common Unix Printing System development files)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'libusb (libusb - USB library)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'libtool (libtool - Library building support services)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'cups-image (CUPS image - CUPS image development files)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'libjpeg (libjpeg - JPEG library)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'libcrypto (libcrypto - OpenSSL cryptographic library)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'libnetsnmp-devel (libnetsnmp-devel - SNMP networking library development files)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'dbus (DBus - Message bus system)' is still missing.
error: A required dependency 'sane-devel (SANE - Scanning library development files)' is still missing.
error: Installation cannot continue without these dependencies.
error: Please manually install this dependency and re-run this installer.
ceas@ceas-530U3C-530U4C:~/Escritorio$

Pablo (ceascolombia) said : #3

Any suggestions?
Thank you

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #4

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Pablo (ceascolombia) said : #5

Is anybody able to help with this question of being able to use rhe HP LaserJet Pro M127fn Multifunction Printer with Ubuntu 1604 on Samsung laptop?

If you run the application you want to print from using sudo, does it print OK?

Pablo (ceascolombia) said : #7

Thanks for your reply.
I've never printed using sudo. Would you please give me the commands to do so, and I will try it.

Run:

sudo gedit

Type some text and print it.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #9

It seems that the HPLIP software is not correctly installed (see the messages about the dependency problems), but the HPLIP installer is not able to install the missing packages.

What output do you get for the commands

uname -a
lsb_release -crid
sudo dpkg --audit
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get install python-dev

Pablo (ceascolombia) said : #10

Thank you for your responses.

With regard to the suggestion by Actionparsnip to print from the terminal using sudo gedit, the command opens gedit but the menu at the top (File, etc.) does not appear and I cannot give it the order to print. If I enter gedit from the desktop (not the Terminal) the menu atop does appear, but the same print error appears on the command to print. The Following are the error messages when entering gedit via the terminal and sudo:
(gedit:16203): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files

** (gedit:16203): WARNING **: Set document metadata failed: Establecer el atributo metadata::gedit-position no está soportado

** (gedit:16203): WARNING **: Set document metadata failed: Establecer el atributo metadata::gedit-spell-enabled no está soportado

** (gedit:16203): WARNING **: Set document metadata failed: Establecer el atributo metadata::gedit-encoding no está soportado

Pablo (ceascolombia) said : #12

With regard to Manfred Hampf's suggestion, the following is the output:
uname -a
Linux ceas-530U3C-530U4C 4.4.0-75-generic #96-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 20 09:56:33 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ lsb_release -crid
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial

$ sudo dpkg --audit - Nothing. No output

$ sudo dpkg --configure -a Nothing. No output

$ sudo apt-get update On initial attempt it indicated it could not connect to mirror.symnds.com:http: (63.245.196.124)] I changed repository and then it gave me the following output:
 sudo apt-get update
Des:1 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial InRelease [247 kB]
Obj:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease
Obj:3 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Ign:4 http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/op/stable/debian lsb3.2 InRelease
Obj:5 http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/op/stable/debian lsb3.2 Release
Des:6 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]
Des:7 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [1.201 kB]
Des:9 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [1.196 kB]
Des:10 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-es [432 kB]
Des:11 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en_GB [426 kB]
Des:12 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [568 kB]
Des:13 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [733 kB]
Des:14 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [409 kB]
Des:15 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages [7.532 kB]
Des:16 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/universe i386 Packages [7.512 kB]
Des:17 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/universe Translation-es [1.215 kB]
Des:18 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/universe Translation-en_GB [3.040 kB]
Des:19 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/universe Translation-en [4.354 kB]
Des:20 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [3.410 kB]
Des:21 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [7.448 kB]
Des:22 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/restricted amd64 Packages [8.344 B]
Des:23 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/restricted i386 Packages [8.684 B]
Des:24 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/restricted Translation-es [2.204 B]
Des:25 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/restricted Translation-en_GB [2.556 B]
Des:26 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/restricted Translation-en [2.908 B]
Des:27 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/restricted amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [186 B]
Des:28 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/multiverse amd64 Packages [144 kB]
Des:29 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/multiverse i386 Packages [140 kB]
Des:30 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/multiverse Translation-es [83,5 kB]
Des:31 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/multiverse Translation-en_GB [88,1 kB]
Des:32 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/multiverse Translation-en [106 kB]
Des:33 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [63,8 kB]
Des:34 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial/multiverse DEP-11 64x64 Icons [230 kB]
Des:35 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages [461 kB]
Des:36 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe i386 Packages [447 kB]
Des:37 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe Translation-en [180 kB]
Des:38 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [160 kB]
Des:39 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [188 kB]
Des:40 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages [530 kB]
Des:41 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/main i386 Packages [515 kB]
Des:42 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/main Translation-en [215 kB]
Des:43 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [299 kB]
Des:44 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [199 kB]
Des:45 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [7.776 B]
Des:46 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/restricted i386 Packages [7.792 B]
Des:47 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/restricted Translation-en [2.548 B]
Des:48 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/restricted amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [157 B]
Des:49 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [8.932 B]
Des:50 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [7.728 B]
Des:51 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse Translation-en [4.136 B]
Des:52 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2.520 B]
Des:53 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/multiverse DEP-11 64x64 Icons [7.765 B]
Descargados 43,9 MB en 18s (2.362 kB/s)
W: http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/op/stable/debian/dists/lsb3.2/Release.gpg: Signature by key E5220FB7014D0FBDA50DFC2BE5E86C008AA65D56 uses weak digest algorithm (SHA1)
E: No se pudo bloquear /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Recurso no disponible temporalmente)
E: No se pudo bloquear el directorio de administración (/var/lib/dpkg/), ¿quizás haya algún otro proceso utilizándolo?

Note--the bottom two lines indicate the inability to block.

$ sudo apt-get install -f
E: No se pudo bloquear /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Recurso no disponible temporalmente) [translation: Unable to block.... resource temporarily unavailable]
E: No se pudo bloquear el directorio de administración (/var/lib/dpkg/), ¿quizás haya algún otro proceso utilizándolo? [translation: Unable to block the administration directory..... Perhaps anothr process is utilizing it?

$ sudo apt-get install python-dev
E: No se pudo bloquear /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Recurso no disponible temporalmente)
E: No se pudo bloquear el directorio de administración (/var/lib/dpkg/), ¿quizás haya algún otro proceso utilizándolo?

Pablo (ceascolombia) said : #13

Manfred--My apologies regarding the blockades reported on install -f and install python-dev. I hadn't notice I had synaptic open. Here are the outputs:

sudo apt-get update
Des:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]
Obj:2 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Obj:3 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Des:4 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]
Ign:5 http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/op/stable/debian lsb3.2 InRelease
Obj:6 http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/op/stable/debian lsb3.2 Release
Des:7 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages [461 kB]
Des:9 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [32,2 kB]
Des:10 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [37,0 kB]
Des:11 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [54,6 kB]
Des:12 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [45,7 kB]
Des:13 http://mirror.lstn.net/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe i386 Packages [447 kB]
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W: http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/op/stable/debian/dists/lsb3.2/Release.gpg: Signature by key E5220FB7014D0FBDA50DFC2BE5E86C008AA65D56 uses weak digest algorithm (SHA1)

sudo apt-get install -f
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Creando árbol de dependencias
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Los paquetes indicados a continuación se instalaron de forma automática y ya no son necesarios.
  libboost-program-options1.58.0 libccrtp2v5 libcdaudio1 libdbus-c++-1-0v5
  libfaac0 libindicate-gtk3 libpod-plainer-perl libslv2-9 libucommon7v5
  libzrtpcpp2 linux-headers-4.4.0-21 linux-headers-4.4.0-21-generic
  linux-headers-4.4.0-22 linux-headers-4.4.0-22-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-24
  linux-headers-4.4.0-24-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-28
  linux-headers-4.4.0-28-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-31
  linux-headers-4.4.0-31-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-34
  linux-headers-4.4.0-34-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-36
  linux-headers-4.4.0-36-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-38
  linux-headers-4.4.0-38-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-42
  linux-headers-4.4.0-42-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-43
  linux-headers-4.4.0-43-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-45
  linux-headers-4.4.0-45-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-47
  linux-headers-4.4.0-47-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-51
  linux-headers-4.4.0-51-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-53
  linux-headers-4.4.0-53-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-57
  linux-headers-4.4.0-57-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-59
  linux-headers-4.4.0-59-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-62
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  linux-headers-4.4.0-64-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-66
  linux-headers-4.4.0-66-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-71
  linux-headers-4.4.0-71-generic linux-image-4.2.0-35-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-21-generic linux-image-4.4.0-22-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-24-generic linux-image-4.4.0-28-generic
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  linux-image-4.4.0-45-generic linux-image-4.4.0-47-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-51-generic linux-image-4.4.0-53-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-57-generic linux-image-4.4.0-59-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-62-generic linux-image-4.4.0-64-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-66-generic linux-image-4.4.0-71-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.2.0-35-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-21-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-22-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-24-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-28-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-31-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-34-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-36-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-38-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-42-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-43-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-45-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-47-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-51-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-53-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-57-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-59-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-62-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-64-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-66-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-71-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-21
  linux-tools-4.4.0-21-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-22
  linux-tools-4.4.0-22-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-24
  linux-tools-4.4.0-24-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-28
  linux-tools-4.4.0-28-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-31
  linux-tools-4.4.0-31-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-34
  linux-tools-4.4.0-34-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-36
  linux-tools-4.4.0-36-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-38
  linux-tools-4.4.0-38-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-42
  linux-tools-4.4.0-42-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-43
  linux-tools-4.4.0-43-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-45
  linux-tools-4.4.0-45-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-47
  linux-tools-4.4.0-47-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-51
  linux-tools-4.4.0-51-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-53
  linux-tools-4.4.0-53-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-57
  linux-tools-4.4.0-57-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-59
  linux-tools-4.4.0-59-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-62
  linux-tools-4.4.0-62-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-64
  linux-tools-4.4.0-64-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-66
  linux-tools-4.4.0-66-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-71
  linux-tools-4.4.0-71-generic lsb-cxx lsb-desktop lsb-graphics lsb-languages
  lsb-multimedia python-indicate python-twisted-words
Utilice «sudo apt autoremove» para eliminarlos.
0 actualizados, 0 nuevos se instalarán, 0 para eliminar y 116 no actualizados.

sudo apt-get install python-dev
Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho
Creando árbol de dependencias
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Los paquetes indicados a continuación se instalaron de forma automática y ya no son necesarios.
  libboost-program-options1.58.0 libccrtp2v5 libcdaudio1 libdbus-c++-1-0v5
  libfaac0 libindicate-gtk3 libpod-plainer-perl libslv2-9 libucommon7v5
  libzrtpcpp2 linux-headers-4.4.0-21 linux-headers-4.4.0-21-generic
  linux-headers-4.4.0-22 linux-headers-4.4.0-22-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-24
  linux-headers-4.4.0-24-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-28
  linux-headers-4.4.0-28-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-31
  linux-headers-4.4.0-31-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-34
  linux-headers-4.4.0-34-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-36
  linux-headers-4.4.0-36-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-38
  linux-headers-4.4.0-38-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-42
  linux-headers-4.4.0-42-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-43
  linux-headers-4.4.0-43-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-45
  linux-headers-4.4.0-45-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-47
  linux-headers-4.4.0-47-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-51
  linux-headers-4.4.0-51-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-53
  linux-headers-4.4.0-53-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-57
  linux-headers-4.4.0-57-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-59
  linux-headers-4.4.0-59-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-62
  linux-headers-4.4.0-62-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-64
  linux-headers-4.4.0-64-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-66
  linux-headers-4.4.0-66-generic linux-headers-4.4.0-71
  linux-headers-4.4.0-71-generic linux-image-4.2.0-35-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-21-generic linux-image-4.4.0-22-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-24-generic linux-image-4.4.0-28-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-31-generic linux-image-4.4.0-34-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-36-generic linux-image-4.4.0-38-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-42-generic linux-image-4.4.0-43-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-45-generic linux-image-4.4.0-47-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-51-generic linux-image-4.4.0-53-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-57-generic linux-image-4.4.0-59-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-62-generic linux-image-4.4.0-64-generic
  linux-image-4.4.0-66-generic linux-image-4.4.0-71-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.2.0-35-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-21-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-22-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-24-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-28-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-31-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-34-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-36-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-38-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-42-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-43-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-45-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-47-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-51-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-53-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-57-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-59-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-62-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-64-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-66-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-71-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-21
  linux-tools-4.4.0-21-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-22
  linux-tools-4.4.0-22-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-24
  linux-tools-4.4.0-24-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-28
  linux-tools-4.4.0-28-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-31
  linux-tools-4.4.0-31-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-34
  linux-tools-4.4.0-34-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-36
  linux-tools-4.4.0-36-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-38
  linux-tools-4.4.0-38-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-42
  linux-tools-4.4.0-42-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-43
  linux-tools-4.4.0-43-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-45
  linux-tools-4.4.0-45-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-47
  linux-tools-4.4.0-47-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-51
  linux-tools-4.4.0-51-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-53
  linux-tools-4.4.0-53-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-57
  linux-tools-4.4.0-57-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-59
  linux-tools-4.4.0-59-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-62
  linux-tools-4.4.0-62-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-64
  linux-tools-4.4.0-64-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-66
  linux-tools-4.4.0-66-generic linux-tools-4.4.0-71
  linux-tools-4.4.0-71-generic lsb-cxx lsb-desktop lsb-graphics lsb-languages
  lsb-multimedia python-indicate python-twisted-words
Utilice «sudo apt autoremove» para eliminarlos.
Se instalarán los siguientes paquetes adicionales:
  libexpat1-dev libpython-dev libpython2.7-dev python2.7-dev
Se instalarán los siguientes paquetes NUEVOS:
  libexpat1-dev libpython-dev libpython2.7-dev python-dev python2.7-dev
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Se utilizarán 42,1 MB de espacio de disco adicional después de esta operación.
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Pablo (ceascolombia) said : #14

Manfred--Following your indications solved the problem. Having followed the steps you outlined, I returned to the orginal HP installation instructions and this time it did install the missing dependency packages, uninstall the earlier verion and install the updated version and the HP proprietary plugin, and now I am able to use the printer. Thank you very much to you and to Actionparsnip for your help

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #15

"... y 116 no actualizados ..."
There are updates available for your system. You should consider installing them (e.g. by using update-manager or by issuing the command "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade")

And you should consider doing a cleanup action to remove obsolete kernel packages (e.g. with the command "sudo apt-get --purge autoremove")

Pablo (ceascolombia) said : #16

Thank you. I have proceeded to do as you have recommended--the updates and cleanup.