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    Red face Canon printer driver has broken dependency on cupsys

    Hi all,

    Just upgraded to 10.10 and I can't get the official Canon driver for my printer to install. The printer is an i-SENSYS MF4690PL.

    The driver comes as two .deb packages called cndrvcups-common_2.10-1_i386 and cndrvcups-ufr2-uk_2.10-1_i386.

    This driver has had a history of dependency problems caused by the renaming of the libcupsys2 package a few releases back, and I've always worked around this using a transitional package called libcupsys2 (version 1.3.9-17ubuntu3.4 - I forget where I got it from, not the usual repositories) - but since the update to 10.10 this no longer helps.

    Now instead I get:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-common_2.10-1_i386.deb 
    Selecting previously deselected package cndrvcups-common.
    (Reading database ... 122224 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking cndrvcups-common (from cndrvcups-common_2.10-1_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of cndrvcups-common:
     cndrvcups-common depends on cupsys; however:
      Package cupsys is not installed.
    dpkg: error processing cndrvcups-common (--install):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     cndrvcups-common
    The other Canon package depends on this one, so it can't be installed either.

    Any ideas please? I can print using a generic PCL6 driver, but I'd rather use the dedicated Canon one if possible.

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    Re: Canon printer driver has broken dependency on cupsys

    Did you try

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install cupsys

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    Re: Canon printer driver has broken dependency on cupsys

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install cupsys
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Package cupsys is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    
    E: Package 'cupsys' has no installation candidate
    Nice idea... not that easy I'm afraid, though

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    Re: Canon printer driver has broken dependency on cupsys

    Here is what I got on Lucid.

    Code:
    malik@AMD:~$ sudo apt-get install cupsys
    [sudo] password for malik: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      cupsys
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 42 not upgraded.
    Need to get 73.4kB of archives.
    After this operation, 115kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security/universe cupsys 1.4.3-1ubuntu1.2 [73.4kB]
    Fetched 73.4kB in 4s (16.3kB/s) 
    Selecting previously deselected package cupsys.
    (Reading database ... 155394 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking cupsys (from .../cupsys_1.4.3-1ubuntu1.2_all.deb) ...
    Setting up cupsys (1.4.3-1ubuntu1.2) ...
    This problem seems to be Maverick specific. I couldn't find "cupsys" for Maverick here either.

    http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=cupsys

    I am not using Maverick right now, might be it has been discontinued, renamed or removed in Maverick. Let someone else jump in.

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    Lightbulb Re: Canon printer driver has broken dependency on cupsys

    Try looking here for your printer solution:

    http://help.ubuntu.com/community/CanonCaptDrv190

    Just managed to get it running today after an hour or so.

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    Re: Canon printer driver has broken dependency on cupsys

    Hi man,
    try to install this transitional package http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/po...ntu1.2_all.deb

    It works for me and it should work also for you

    Bye

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    Re: Canon printer driver has broken dependency on cupsys

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I have been working on this for a while and this fixes the problem.

    Bratliff



    Quote Originally Posted by yazid1 View Post
    Hi man,
    try to install this transitional package http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/po...ntu1.2_all.deb

    It works for me and it should work also for you

    Bye

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    Re: Canon printer driver has broken dependency on cupsys

    Quote Originally Posted by yazid1 View Post
    try to install this transitional package http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/po...ntu1.2_all.deb
    Works a treat - thanks

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    Re: Canon printer driver has broken dependency on cupsys

    Enjoy your new Maverick guys!!!

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    Re: Canon printer driver has broken dependency on cupsys

    I have a Canon LBP2900.
    My printer was working fine in 10.04
    but not working after 10.10 upgrade.
    The .deb you gave above is not working for me.
    Help.

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