[Mageia-discuss] [Mageia-dev] hplip update in progress - feedback needed

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Fri Sep 9 09:48:29 CEST 2011

Am 09.09.2011 05:20, schrieb TJ:
> On 09/07/2011 09:09 AM, Florian Hubold wrote:
>> Am 07.09.2011 14:06, schrieb Doug Lytle:
>>> Florian Hubold wrote:
>>>> Laserjet, Photosmart, Officejet, whatever HP printer, any feedback is
>>>> appreciated!
>>> If you could point me to a webpage or wiki that describes what needs
>>> to be done to move from a Mageia install to cauldron, I'll go ahead
>>> and do that when I get out of work tonight.
>>> Doug
>> This should be it:
>> http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=cauldron
>> You can also use a specific mirror by using:
>> urpmi.addmedia --distrib
>> url_to_your_preferred_mirror/Mageia/distrib/cauldron/$ARCH/
>> so for example if you'd use the ftp.mandrivauser.de mirror, it would
>> look like this:
>> urpmi.addmedia --distrib
>> ftp://ftp.mandrivauser.de/mirrors/Mageia/distrib/cauldron/$ARCH
>> And then i'd do an urpmi --auto-update --auto again and again,
>> until it finally says: "your packages are up-to-date".
>> But remember this may break your system, so i'd rather not do this if
>> you use
>> your box for production use.
> I'm considering creating a VirtualBox Mageia guest within my Mageia host and 
> upgrading (?) that to Cauldron to try out this hplip. Would that be useful, 
> or would it just confuse things? I realize there would be no danger to my 
> host, but I was wondering if results of testing a driver in a guest would be 
> compromised by the host driver.
> If it makes any difference, I'd be using the vendor's generic for-any-Linux 
> VirtualBox 4.1.2 r73507.
> TJ
No real need to anymore, i've gotten sufficient feedback from Cauldron users,
so this update can be pushed to updates_testing for Mageia 1, so QA and
some testers can check it thoroughly for Mageia 1, and when this is done
it will hit Mageia 1 as an normal update. But thanks for the offer.

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