Post by Eli the Bearded Post by Sarcastic Fringehead Post by Jimmy Johnson
It's a Canon Pixma MG2522 I have deb.tar.gz, rpm.tar.gz and
source.tar.gz and searching how to install is confusing.
Post by Sarcastic Fringehead
DEB files are for the Debuntu family. RPM files are for
the RedHat family. So untar the source and look for a
Readme file for instructions (if you must).
Yeah, if you have source, go there first. If you are trying to install
deb is a variant of 'ar'; use "ar x foobar.deb" to extract the contents,
generally there is a control.tar.gz and a data.tar.xz; the data has the
stuff you want to install, and control has the rules for (un)installing it.
"tar xaf data.tar.xz" is usually enough for me.
rpm is a variant of cpio, but it's tweaked enough you need a special
"rpm2cpio barfoo.rpm | cpio -i --make-directories".
So rpm is a little easier if you already have the rpm2cpio tool, deb is
likely to work with the software you have already.
At the bottom of this page http://bit.do/eoDf4 are the drivers.
I've tried a lot of different things to install and for me all dead ends
and plenty of frustration because for one thing I don't know this
software or the slack packages needed for what I'm trying to do, I've
been reading everything I can find with high hopes until my eyes hurt.
Using rpm2tgz worked but when I run installpkg the only package I see
installed is the common package. Also just like I could not get
wicd-kde to work, well, cups is not working the only error I see is that
it can't make a connection, disabling the firewall did not help. The
source package is written for debian and rpm, so from what I read a
control file or some such thing needs to be written, I did try a source
install but no success. I'm not trying to install a network printer just
a local printer on one machine and that is my main desktop. If I boot
Debian/Devuan the printer works using the debian drivers.
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