Foomatic-rip-hplip missing from Statler
I have recently tried (unsuccessfully) to add the "HP Deskjet 3070a" to my Statler version of Crunchbang.
1. I initially tried the "configure PRINTER OPTION" - this detected the wireless network printer fine, but did not have an appropriate ppd in its database.
2. Next I installed hplip via the repo's (apt-get). This failed also, to either detect or run correctly. I removed that via the apt-get remove option.
3. Next I downloaded the latest hplip tarball (with shell script) - version 3.11.10, I think - from sourceforge. That also failed in terms of downloading the dependencies it needed.
4.However I did note before I deleted the extracted tar files a relevant ppd file for my printer. So I copied this ppd file and reran the configure printer option and selected this ppd file manually as part of the configuration.
However an error message said I would be unable to print until the following missing file was added - "foomatic-
This file does not appear to be available in any of the repo's