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Re: [opensuse-factory] hplip official release 3.19.1 failing on pyqt4-dbus missing dependency

-------- Original Message --------
From: Martin Wilck [mailto:mwilck@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019, 9:27 AM
To: Marco Calistri; opensuse-factory
Cc: Patrick Shanahan
Subject: [opensuse-factory] hplip official release 3.19.1 failing on
pyqt4-dbus missing dependency

Marco, sorry for jumping onto this thread late.

On Thu, 2019-02-21 at 21:46 +0000, Marco Calistri wrote:
Suddenly my HP systray stops disappeared and stopped to work then I
the practical HP icon to manage my HP printer.

am I guessing right that you're using GNOME, maybe with the "TopIcons
plus" extension? If yes, then this is an effect of GNOME having
deprecated the systray.
See e.g.,, and lots of
discussions on the web.

On Thu, 2019-02-21 at 23:03 +0000, Marco Calistri wrote:
The HPLIP oficial script version is also more recent in respect to
rpm package available on official openSUSE repository:

3.19.1 vs. 3.18.6-1.4

True. If you have a recent printer that needs 3.19, you probably need
the "official" package. The reason that it's not yet shipped natively
in openSUSE is that upstream hs started shipping a non-free library (, and dealing with that
properly requires some efforts that nobody has spent yet.

On Fri, 2019-02-22 at 15:22 +0000, Marco Calistri wrote:>
Please be so kind to make a test for me on your hp-toolbox:

Go to the Printer Control Tab and as normal user try to Stop the

Mine stucks, despite I added the user to "lp" group.

Have you reported this on bugzilla?
It could be this one: [Bug 1048177] "hplip device manager (hp-toolbox)
stalls trying to start/stop printer". If it's that, knowing that the
issue doesn't occur with the HP build is an intersting data point.
Likewise, that fact that Patrick doesn't seem to have the same problem.


Dear Martin,

I'm very pleased for your feedback!

My default DE is XFCE, I used Gnome at the beginning, but now I prefer
the clean and quick look and feel of XFCE.

I'm using now the opensuse hplip because for me the "real issue" was
that normal user couldn't manage printer control (start/stop).

Informazioni per pacchetto hplip:
Repository : openSUSE:Factory
Nome : hplip
Versione : 3.18.6-2.1
Arch. : x86_64
Fornitore : openSUSE

As I wrote on my previous message, I first tried by adding "user" to
"lp" group but this has not resolved, so I decided to add "user" to
"root" group and it has sorted out the issue.

Despite opensuse hplip is working ok now, there are (at least there
were) several Python scripts that you can run by console that are
failing with different errors.

Patrick has opened one or more bugs on bugzilla, regarding this
particular point.

Yes, I can confirm you that official HP hplip was not affected by the
user printer management "usage restrictions".

Best regards,

Marco Calistri
Build: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20190307
Kernel: 4.20.13-1-default - Cinnamon 3.8.9
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