HP Linux Imaging and Printing

Print, Scan and Fax Drivers for Linux

Manual Build and Install Instructions for Debian

Step 1: Installation Prerequisite Steps

View the current Release Notes for additional information on this release.

Note

You will need root access to complete many of the steps while installing HPLIP. If you do not have root access contact your system admin for assistance.


Step 2: Install Dependency Packages

A. Open a terminal shell.

B. Update your apt repositories.

Enter this command:

su -c "apt-get update"

C. Install the required dependency packages.

For Debian 6.0x :

su -c "apt-get install --force-yes -y avahi-utils cups libcups2 libcups2-dev cups-bsd cups-client libcupsimage2 libcupsimage2-dev libdbus-1-dev g++ gs-esp libssl-dev libjpeg62-dev libsnmp-dev libc6 libtool libusb-1.0.0-dev make wget python-imaging policykit-1 policykit-1-gnome python-qt4 python-qt4-dbus python-dbus python-gobject python-dev python-notify python python-reportlab sane libsane-dev sane-utils xsane"

For Debian 7.0x :

su -c "apt-get install --force-yes -y avahi-utils cups libcups2 libcups2-dev cups-bsd cups-client libcupsimage2 libcupsimage2-dev libdbus-1-dev g++ ghostscript ghostscript-cups ghostscript-x libssl-dev libjpeg8-dev libsnmp-dev libc6 libtool libusb-1.0.0-dev make wget python-imaging policykit-1 policykit-1-gnome python-qt4 python-qt4-dbus python-dbus python-gobject python-dev python-notify python python-reportlab sane libsane-dev sane-utils xsane"

Step 3: Download HPLIP

Note

We recommend that you download the HPLIP tarball to your home or desktop directory.

A. Click here to Download the Regular Tarball

B. Go to the directory where you downloaded the HPLIP tarball.

Example:

cd ~/Desktop

C. Uncompress the tarball.

Enter this command:

tar xvf hplip-3.14.10.tar.gz

This will create a directory with the same name as the tarball file.

D. Change your working directory to the hplip-3.14.10 directory.

Example:

cd hplip-3.14.10

Step 4: Configure HPLIP for installation

A. This step configures the development environment and checks that your system is ready to install HPLIP.

For specific information on using ./configure and the different options please go here. Also reference your distro documentation and configuration for additional information on which tags are relevant.

Enter this command (select the appropriate command depending on your system configuration):

32 bit distro users (most users will use this command):

./configure --prefix=/usr --with-hpppddir=/usr/share/ppd/HP --enable-qt4 --enable-hpcups-install --enable-cups-drv-install --disable-cups-ppd-install --disable-hpijs-install --disable-foomatic-drv-install --disable-foomatic-ppd-install --disable-foomatic-rip-hplip-install --enable-fax-build --enable-dbus-build --enable-network-build --enable-scan-build --disable-policykit --disable-libusb01_build --disable-udev_sysfs_rules --enable-doc-build

64 bit distro users:

./configure --prefix=/usr --with-hpppddir=/usr/share/ppd/HP --libdir=/usr/lib64 --enable-qt4 --enable-hpcups-install --enable-cups-drv-install --disable-cups-ppd-install --disable-hpijs-install --disable-foomatic-drv-install --disable-foomatic-ppd-install --disable-foomatic-rip-hplip-install --enable-fax-build --enable-dbus-build --enable-network-build --enable-scan-build --disable-policykit --disable-libusb01_build --disable-udev_sysfs_rules --enable-doc-build

Step 5: Run Make

A. This step will compile the HPLIP source.

Important

You want to run make as a regular user, NOT as root.

Enter this command:

make

Step 6: Run Make Install

A. This step will install HPLIP.

Enter this command:

su -c "make install"

Step 7: Post Installation Step(s)

A. For normal users other than root add user name to "lp" group:

su -c "usermod -a -G lp,lpadmin $USER"

Restart your PC (or) logout and login.

B. If you are going to be setting up a printer with USB and the printer is already plugged in, you will need to do one of the following:

  1. Unlpug and re-plug in the USB printer, or
  2. Restart your PC.

Failure to do this will cause your USB printer to not be detected by HPLIP.


Step 8: Configuring your printer using hp-setup

Continue to hp-setup