How-to Install GutenPrint on Linux Mint 18.x LTS 32-64bit

March 10th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

GutenPrint Installation on Mint 18.x LTS




Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the GutenPrint Printer Drivers for CUPS, Ghostscript, Footmatic and Gimp Print Plugin on Linux Mint 18.x LTS i386/amd64 GNU/Linux Desktop.

Gutenprint is a suite of Printer Drivers for UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X systems that use CUPS as their printing system.
Gutenprint currently Supports over 2600 printers.

It also includes an enhanced Print Plug-in for GIMP that replaces the print plug-in packaged with the GIMP distribution.
Gutenprint was renamed from its original name of Gimp-Print in order to clearly distinguish it from GIMP.

Furthermore, the name Gutenprint recognizes Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the movable type printing press. Finally, the word “guten” means “good” in German.

Install GutenPrint Printers Drivers for CUPS/Ghostscript and Gimp Plugin on Mint 18.x LTS - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install GutenPrint Printers Drivers for CUPS/Ghostscript and Gimp Plugin on Mint 18.x LTS - Open Terminal
  2. Installing Required Packages

    sudo apt install gcc libtool libssl-dev libc-dev \
    libjpeg-turbo8-dev libpng12-dev libtiff5-dev cups
  3. Download GutenPrint Source for Linux:

    Get GutenPrint tar.bz2 Source
  4. Double-Click on Archive
    And Extract into /tmp

    Install GutenPrint Printers Drivers for CUPS/Ghostscript and Gimp Plugin on Mint 18.x LTS - Extraction
  5. Installing Gutenprint on Mint Linux

    cd /tmp/gutenprint*
    ./configure
    make clean
    make
    sudo make install

    The Installation will be Quickly Achieved in about 5 Minutes.
    For further Instructions and Details Look into the README File…

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