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How to use Brother HL-L2320D & Python 3 in Bionic 8.0?
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pa_mcclamrock


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PostPosted: Tue 15 Oct 2019, 18:08    Post subject:  How to use Brother HL-L2320D & Python 3 in Bionic 8.0?  

I've just started using Puppy again (Bionic 8.0) after a lapse of some years. I used Linux Mint 17.3, it still works but is no longer supported or updated, and I looked around for what to do next. Mint 19.2 didn't seem like such a big improvement, plus my wife wanted a Linux distro she could plug in and run from a flash drive, and I was pretty sure Puppy would be the easiest one to do that with. So, I'm giving Puppy another try myself too, but I've got a couple of questions.

Question number one, about printing: I've installed the Brother HL-L2320D driver .deb package for my printer (hl2320dcupswrapper-3.2.0-1.i386.deb) and specified the PPD file for that printer in CUPS, but I get this error message from trying to print a test page:

Idle - "File "/usr/lib/cups/filter/brother_lpdwrapper_HLL2320D" not available: No such file or directory"

Can somebody please let me know how to fix this?

Question number two, about Python: I see that Puppy has Python 2 installed, but I'm not seeing Python 3. I've got a few little programs I wrote in Python 3 that I'd like to use. I didn't see a simple Python 3 package in the repositories. Would somebody please let me know what I'm missing and how to stop missing it? Thanks for any answers to both questions!

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williams2

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Oct 2019, 21:32    Post subject:  

There is a python 3.5.0 package here:
https://archive.org/download/python3-git-2019-10-10-x86_64
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Oct 2019, 22:05    Post subject:  

Here are the instructions to install Python 3 in regular Ubuntu bionic.

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-python-in-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux

It is using apt, which Puppy doesn't have, but just use it to pick out the package names.

So for a minimal install, pick python3-minimal from the Puppy Package manager and install it.

Try that (and back up your save file first) and let us know how it works.

Also, mostly for reference, the place to download it directly from Ubuntu.

https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/python3-minimal
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Oct 2019, 04:49    Post subject: CUPSwrapper printer driver (deb package)  

I don't know anything about printers, but you can find the Linux CUPSwrapper printer driver (deb package) here, https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist.aspx?c=us&lang=en&prod=hll2320d_us_as&os=128 along with its driver, and a generic driver and wrapper.

By the way, its 4:40 AM here. For some reason I woke up with my mind spinning about the missing piece of the economic puzzle which means I won't be able to fall until I get my mind off of it. So I turned to the simpler puzzles this Forum presents.

No offense, dacytron, I don't know anything about python, either. But when I opened to the 2nd link you gave, the one to the bionic repo, near the top of the screen was a link to bionic-updates. The package offered on the latter repo is python3-minimal (3.6.7-1~18.04).
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Oct 2019, 06:30    Post subject:  

Bionic 8.0 is not good information.

Is this Bionicpup32 8.0?
If yes.
Is it the latest version?

Is this Bionicpup64 8.0?

Yes there is a difference.

For printers in Puppy.
Follow the information posted here.
How to Install Your Printer/Scanner in Puppy
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=59015
Carefully read the first post.
Look for the specific information on Brother printers.

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Oct 2019, 06:47    Post subject:  

To install a Brother printer, you need to use the debbi tool which configures the brother .deb driver for use with Puppy.

Are you using Bionic 32 or 64? I believe it works in 64, but you need the 32bit compatibility sfs.

See the instructions at the bottom of this page for a complete "how to"

http://45.33.15.200/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=110300&sid=e6dd4cb36ad6eda5d4f88cf0ee8f2210
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Oct 2019, 06:51    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Bionic 8.0 is not good information.

Is this Bionicpup64 8.0?

Yes there is a difference.



It's 64, but I wasn't aware that the difference between 32- and 64-bit would affect the answers to my questions about printing and Python. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Oct 2019, 07:40    Post subject:  

Yes it does very much.
32bit software is not going to run in a 64bit Puppy unless you load that Puppy version 32bit compatibility sfs package.
In Bionicpup64 8.0 the sfs is here for download and install.
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64bit software is not going to run in a 32bit Puppy version.

How do we know, if you know, to be using the correct software, 32bit or 64bit.

By the name of this deb package-> hl2320dcupswrapper-3.2.0-1.i386.deb.
That seems to be 32bit software.
Usually 64bit deb packages will have amd64 in the name.
So, a 64 bit version would be named-> hl2320dcupswrapper-3.2.0-1-amd64.deb.

I see from the Brothers support web site they offer the 32bit version only.
However, they tell you for 64 bit Linux Ubuntu, you need some of the 32bit libs.
For Bionicpup64 8.0, those are in the bionicpup64 32bit compatibility sfs.

Maybe installing and loading the bionicpup64 32bit compatibility sfs will help to make it work.

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Oct 2019, 18:00    Post subject:  

OK, printing may take a little while to figure out, but I found these python3 64-bit packages for Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver:

https://ubuntu.pkgs.org/18.04/ubuntu-updates-main-amd64/python3_3.6.7-1~18.04_amd64.deb

https://ubuntu.pkgs.org/18.04/ubuntu-updates-main-amd64/python3-minimal_3.6.7-1~18.04_amd64.deb

https://ubuntu.pkgs.org/18.04/ubuntu-updates-main-amd64/libpython3-stdlib_3.6.7-1~18.04_amd64.deb

Anybody see any possible problems with installing and using these?

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