Comment 5 for bug 51573

[sorry for the delay in responding - I was on vacation without net access]

The script glitches referred-to earlier are for hplip 1.6.6 as downloaded from sourceforge:

Running ./configure does not check all dependencies. I got a clean output without errors, but then got compile errors for pcardext.c during make (Python.h was missing). It is necessary to install Python2.4-dev to resolve this.

After make completes (without errors), running sudo make install does not complete. It cannot find the hplip command. Here is the last part of the log

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echo -e "internal-tag=1.6.6.9" >> /usr/local/share/hplip/hplip.conf;
sed 's:HPIODDIR=:HPIODDIR=/usr/local/sbin:' < /usr/local/share/hplip/hplip.sh > /usr/local/share/hplip/hplip.tmp; \
        sed 's:HPSSDDIR=:HPSSDDIR=/usr/local/share/hplip:' < /usr/local/share/hplip/hplip.tmp > /usr/local/share/hplip/hplip; \
        rm -f /usr/local/share/hplip/hplip.tmp
if [ "no" = "no" ]; then \
           /home/shakespeare/hplip-1.6.6/install-sh -d /etc/hp; \
           /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 /usr/local/share/hplip/hplip.conf /etc/hp; \
           if [ -d /etc/init.d ]; then \
              /usr/bin/install -c /usr/local/share/hplip/hplip /etc/init.d; \
              if [ "" = "" ]; then \
                 if [ "" != "" ]; then \
                     hplip; \
                 else \
                     hplip reset; \
                 fi \
              fi \
           fi \
        fi
/bin/sh: line 9: hplip: command not found
make[3]: *** [install-data-hook] Error 127
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/shakespeare/hplip-1.6.6'
make[2]: *** [install-data-am] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/shakespeare/hplip-1.6.6'
make[1]: *** [install-am] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/shakespeare/hplip-1.6.6'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
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