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Brother HL-2130: CUPS, foomatic, hpijs

From: Pierre Neidhardt
Subject: Brother HL-2130: CUPS, foomatic, hpijs
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:40:06 +0200
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Hi there!

Trying to get a Brother HL-2130 running on my GuixSD here.

I had a glimpse at

According to

it should work with

        foomatic (using the HL-2140 driver)     or hplip

Both of which seem to be the same according to

So I've setup a CUPS print with the following PPD:

Printing a test page yields an error.

Excerpt from the /var/log/cups/error_log:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] 
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] File: <STDIN>
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] 
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] PAGE: 1 1
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] Filetype: PDF
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] Storing temporary files in 
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] PID 8125 
 exited with no errors.
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] File contains 1 pages
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] Starting renderer with command: gs 
-dNOINTERPOLATE -sDEVICE=ijs -sIjsServer=hpijs 
-sDeviceManufacturer=\"HEWLETT-PACKARD\" -sDeviceModel=\"HP LaserJet\" 
 -dIjsUseOutputFD -sOutputFile=-   /var/spool/cups/tmp/foomatic-iD2WWS
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] Starting process \"kid3\" (generation 1)
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] Starting process \"kid4\" (generation 2)
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] Starting process \"renderer\" 
(generation 2)
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] JCL: address@hidden
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] <job data>
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] sh: hpijs: command not found
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] GPL Ghostscript 9.23: Can\'t start ijs 
server \"hpijs\"
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] **** Unable to open the initial device, 
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] renderer exited with status 1
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] Possible error on renderer command line 
or PostScript error. Check options.Kid3 exit status: 3
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] PID 8126 
 stopped with status 9.
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] PID 8127 
 exited with no errors.
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] End of messages
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] printer-state=3(idle)
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] printer-state-message="Filter failed"
D [20/Jul/2018:11:27:01 +0200] [Job 1] printer-state-reasons=none
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

I think the issue is that the hpijs command is missing.
On Debian, it's packaged as

 /usr/bin/hpijs  printer-driver-hpijs [not powerpc]

Do we need this piece of software?

Pierre Neidhardt

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