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I'm trying to get my HP Deskjet 3000 hooked up through crouton on my Toshiba Chromebook. I followed the instructions for installation from http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install/install/index.html and I eventually ran into this:

DEPENDENCY AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
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Running 'sudo apt-get install --assume-yes libcups2'
Please wait, this may take several minutes...
error: A required dependency 'cups (CUPS - Common Unix Printing System)' is still missing.


RUNNING POST-PACKAGE COMMANDS
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OK


RE-CHECKING DEPENDENCIES
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error: A required dependency 'cups (CUPS - Common Unix Printing System)' is still missing.
error: Installation cannot continue without this dependency.
error: Please manually install this dependency and re-run this installer.

But then when I run:

sudo apt-get install cups

I get:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
cups is already the newest version.
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  libglade2-0
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
(precise)alan@localhost:~$ 

I'm kind of lost at this point. How do I get CUPS installed to where hplip recognizes it, and completes the installation?

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I had the same problem, and I resolved it just by running the Cups service:

service cups start

It looks that the HP install script is actually checking if the service is started to infer if the package is installed.

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