HPLIP 3.16.2 Brings Support For Debian 8.3, Linux Mint 17.3 And New Printers

As you may know, HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) is a tool for printing, scanning and faxing for the HP printers.

The latest version available is HPLIP 3.16.2, which has been recently released, bringing support for Debian 8.3 Jessie, Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa and other changes and fixes. From the changelog:

Significant Changes:

  • Queue configuration using ‘hp-setup’ command is no more supported for HP ScanJets. Scan frontends like xsane, hp-scan, scanimage, simplescan will automatically detect usb and network ScanJets.

Added Support for the Following New Printers:

  • HP ScanJet Pro 4500 fn1 Network scanner
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M127fs
  • HP DeskJet Ultra Ink Advantage 2029 Printer
  • HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Ultra 2529 All-in-One Printer

Launchpad fixes:

  • /usr/lib/sane/libsane-hpaio.so.1: undefined symbol: mdns_probe_nw_scanners
  • udev: 56-hpmud.rules should not run usb_id for all USB devices out there
  • Upgrade to HPLIP-3.15.11 fails
  • HPLIP installation fails with non-english locale
  • hp-plugin hangs on ‘su’
  • hp-plugin infinite loop
  • hp-plugin not working – stuck on permission
  • HP plugin installation hangs after accepting licenseDebian 8’s hplip version is 3.14.6, not 3.15.2
  • Laserjet Pro MFP M127fs is not supported

Installation instructions:

HPLIP is available as a .run binary file for all the supported Linux systems, so installing it should not cause too many problems. download the .run file, set execution permissions on it and install the hplip package:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/hplip/files/hplip/3.16.2/hplip-3.16.2.run
$ sudo chmod +x hplip-*.run
$ ./hplip-*.run

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