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foomatic-rip-hplip error, foomatic-rip error

Symptoms: 

When trying to print in the hp-check you have the error foomatic-rip failed.

Solution: 

Uninstall HPLIP using this guide: http://hplipopensource.com/node/188

then in the HPLIP source directory run: (the HPLIP source directory is created when you run the automatic installer, ie sh hplip-version.run, etc.)

make clean

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

make

(as root) make install

The configure line may be different depending on your distro.  You can look over the manual install page here for some more information: http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install/manual/index.html

The key is to be sure that the lines: --disable-foomatic-rip-install --enable-foomatic-rip-hplip-install are in the configure options.