how to copy rastertospl file to /usr/lib/cups/filter for printer install

Asked by Terry G Wimmer on 2015-10-07

how to copy rastertospl file to /usr/lib/cups/filter for printer install to work.

Thanks for the last answer! It put me in the right direction. I changed the sudp to sudo and the rest of the answer fixed my copy & therefore my printer problem.

Thank You!


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Manfred Hampl
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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a


Also, what location is the file in? We can then give a command to copy the file.

Terry G Wimmer (wimmer-terry) said : #2

Linux terry-HP-Mini 3.13.0-65-generic #106~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 2 22:07:14 UTC 2015 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Terry G Wimmer (wimmer-terry) said : #3

this statement appears on the printer state line within the printer window. no output ever makes is to the printer.


And the output of:

lsb_release -a


Terry G Wimmer (wimmer-terry) said : #5

I was able to copy the rastertospl file from the download folder to the home folder successfully but still cannot copy it to the usr/lib/cups/filter/ folder where the printer window says it wants to find it.

/home/terry is the folder it is in now


Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

The /usr/lib/cups/filter/ folder is a system folder with restricted access. You have to temporarily activate administrative authorizations to be able to copy the file there. I assume the command

sudp cp /home/terry/rastertospl /usr/lib/cups/filter/

will work. Executing this command will ask that you enter your password as confirmation for an administrative action, and when typing the password you will get no feedback on screen (no echo, not even '*' placeholders).

Maybe changing the file access settings will also be required; I recommend you compare the security settings of the /usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertospl file to the other files in that directory and change them accordingly if needed.

Terry G Wimmer (wimmer-terry) said : #7

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.