How to Install GutenPrint Ubuntu 18.10 Easy Guide

September 22, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GutenPrint Ubuntu 18.10 Installation Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install GutenPrint Printer Drivers on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic 32/64-bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

And 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.

Furthermore, 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.

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

How to Install GutenPrint Ubuntu 18.10 - Featured
  1. First Open Terminal Window
    Ctrl+Alt+t
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install GutenPrint Ubuntu 18.10 - Open Terminal
  2. Then Install Required Packages

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

    GutenPrint tar.xz Source
  4. Open a File Manager Window
    Go to Home > Downloads

    How to Install GutenPrint Ubuntu 18.10 - Open File Manager
  5. Double-Click on Archive
    And Extract into /tmp

    How to Install GutenPrint Ubuntu 18.10 - Extraction
  6. Installing Gutenprint on Ubuntu 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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