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Re: [alpine-devel] HPLIP on Alpine

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:31:32 +0100

On Sat, 21 Dec 2013 15:39:01 -0500
Jeremy Thomerson <> wrote:

> Anyone ever tried setting up an HP printer on Alpine? I have an OfficeJet
> Pro L7680 that I wanted to try to set up so that you could AirPrint to it.
> It seems that if you can get a CUPS server configured to print to your
> printer you can then use Avahi to provide AirPrint functionality (see [1]).
> I have Avahi already running for other dnssd/mdns stuff, so that part
> shouldn't be hard. And installing CUPS and configuring it was a breeze on
> Alpine. But I couldn't seem to get my printer working with CUPS. I think
> that HPLIP must be required.
> Has anyone had any experience with setting up a print server on Alpine with
> HP printers? Did you need HPLIP? How hard is it to package something like
> that? (I'm not good at Linux packaging, but I could give it a shot).
> [1]
> Jeremy Thomerson

I have used (old) hp printers with the generic postscript driver.

I doubt all printers can do that. I think we want a package for hplip.


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