hp-systray fails due to "error: Unable to open /home/[user]/.hplip/hp-systray.lock lock file." if ~/.hplip is a symlink

Bug #1660412 reported by Karl-Philipp Richter
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Bug Description

This seems to be unrelated to the existence or the permissions of the lock file (various, but not all combinations have been tested).

The limitation should be removed because it has no obvious purpose or if it has any purpose at all it should be revealed in a helpful error message.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: hplip (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-34.36-generic 4.8.11
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-34-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode icp zcommon znvpair zavl
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Mon Jan 30 19:09:49 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-12-12 (415 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
SourcePackage: hplip
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to yakkety on 2016-10-17 (105 days ago)

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Karl-Philipp Richter (krichter722) wrote :
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kritika arora (kritika-arora1) wrote :

Hi,

Can you please share the exact steps to regenerate the issue.

Thanks

Changed in hplip:
status: New → In Progress
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dino99 (9d9) wrote :

This is an unsupported release now. Please think to install the next LTS 'Bionic 18.04'

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-next/daily-live/current/
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/02/ubuntu-18-04-minimal-install-option

Changed in hplip (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in hplip:
status: In Progress → Invalid
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