Apologies! hplip install problem.

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Mon Jul 19 15:10:28 BST 2021

Hey Henk,

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 08:19:49PM +0700, Henk Boomsma wrote:
> Apologies for omitting the header, you are right, a topic needs to show in
> the header.

Another piece of advice: For mailinglist discussions, please keep things
on the mailinglist. We're (almost) all doing this in our free time, so
private 1:1 support (rather than letting everyone help) just doesn't
scale. I took the freedom to re-add the ML.

> I download and run it. During the installation I get the message that
> Python is deprecated as at January 2021 and I do not know how to fix that
> as it seems that hplip has some code in it which looks for a deprecated
> version of Python.

Indeed Python 2 is deprecated since January 2020 (not 2021).

On my Archlinux system, hplip is using Python 3 only, so it's definitely

> What I hope to find (receive) is how to get an updated version of hplip so
> I can install the printer/scanner.

You seem to be running the latest version, from your output.

The HP page claims compatibility with Ubuntu 20.04:

Yet apparently that doesn't work properly. But that's unrelated to PyQt
really - you'd need to ask either the HP Support or perhaps some kind of
Ubuntu forum about what's going on there.


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