I wanted to install the driver to my label printer (Dymo LabelWriter 450) on my Raspberry Pi Model B Rev 1 device, but the installation breaks with the error configure: error: Can't find cups library.

How can I figure out the cups library location? If I would know it, I could pass the link to the installer.

I am using Cups 2.2.10 on Raspbian 10.

  • I suppose it's a matter of installing the right package – Dmitry Grigoryev Jan 12 at 15:53
  • @CoderMike The issue is not about CUPS. The printer requires a driver. CUPS is just a high level framework, but it needs additional device specific information. This is what I would like to install. – Horror Vacui Jan 12 at 17:35
  • @Dimitry Grigoryev I've never really done cross-compilation and as far as I understand I just have to point the installer to the directory where cups is installed. I would first try with compilation at the raspberry. I know where the binaries are, but that's not enough. – Horror Vacui Jan 12 at 17:38
  • Have you tried a search? – Seamus Jan 12 at 20:58
  • @Seamus Sure. The installer of the seemingly only driver -- same name, same revision, since it was not updated since 2012 -- for my printer created the error what I have shown. – Horror Vacui Jan 12 at 22:37

Although there are multiple sources on the internet which seems to be the same for the Dymo LabelWriter 450 printer driver --- same version code, same file names ---, I was able to install it from this repo. I've decided to try it out, because its README mentions a patch implemented in the code. Even though it was not clear that it patched the cups location problem, but it was tested with a relatively recent cups version.

Though it is not an answer to the question, but it is a solution to the problem.

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    Looks like an answer to me :) I'd suggest you select/accept it as the answer when you're able (sometimes you have to wait a day or two). It won't stop anyone from submitting another answer, and it won't become a horrible zombie question that keep coming back. – Seamus Jan 12 at 23:35

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