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I'm running Ubuntu 10.10, and when I try to run the Update Manager, it keeps failing when attempting to install the updated hplip package. If I run it from the command-line, it shows a Python syntax error and fails after that.

The syntax looks correct in the error returned, so I'm not sure why it fails.

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They switched to Python3 in Maverick, but the hplip configuration scripts rely on Python2. Change /usr/bin/python to point to /usr/bin/python2.6 instead of python3.1.

I hope my searching helps someone else :)

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