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Dependency/Version Check Utility


hp-check [OPTIONS]

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Checks dependency versions,permissions of HPLIP. (Run as ’python ./’ from the HPLIP tarball before installation.)


Compile-time check:

-c or --compile

Run-time check:

-r or --run or --runtime

Compile and run-time checks:

-b or --both (default)

Set the logging level:

-l<level> or --logging=<level> <level>: none, info*, error, warn, debug (*default)

Run in debug mode:

-g (same as option: -ldebug)

Output plain text only:


This help information:

-h or --help


Copyright (c) 2001-13 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.


1. For checking for the proper build environment for the HPLIP supplied
tarball (.tar.gz or .run),
use the --compile or --both switches.
2. For checking for the proper runtime environment for a distro
supplied package (.deb, .rpm, etc),
use the --runtime switch.

reporting bugs

The HPLIP site is available to get help, report bugs, make suggestions, discuss the HPLIP project or otherwise contact the HPLIP Team.


HPLIP (Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing) is an HP developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux.

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