On Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:56:44 -0400, I wrote:
>On Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:34:33 +0100, Brian wrote:
>>1. Go to
>> and download the latest *.run.
>>2. 'mkdir plugin' and move your file into it.
>>3. The file is a shell script containing needed plugins and other files.
>> Make it executable with 'chmod 755 *.run' and look at its help with
>> './*.run -h'.
>>4. Check what you are going to install by using './*.run --tar vxf' to
>> extract the files from the script.
>>5. Install with './*.run'. Only this final step needs root privilege.
>Thank you very much, that all worked, given an extra step of removing
>HPLIP and installing the version I downloaded from the URL which you
>gave (the version I had installed was from the Debian repos, that one
>apparently wasn't correctly detected by the plugin software). Why the
>original installer couldn't refer me to that website, I have no idea.
I forgot to add - the options to try to set up the GUI resulted in
unresolved dependencies. The packages listed as missing are not in the
Debian repos, at least not under the names the software was expecting.
If you refuse the GUI options and go for an interactive setup (it's
one of the questions) then the unresolved dependencies go away.