I am trying to get my network printer up and running with my new AL install. And I have been reading from various sources, including (but not limited to) the following:
- [Foomatic from the User’s Point of View:
Installing a Printer](http://Foomatic from the User’s Point of View: Installing a Printer)
- OpenPrinting.org: Foomatic
- Epson Driver (Linux) for WF-2630
- How to Set Up Your Wireless and USB Printer in Linux
- Verne’s Misadventures: Install a Network Printer in Arch Linux ~30 min.
- Ghostscpit - PAGE HAS MOVED
With the above referenced reading that I have done (as well as the Arch Linux Wiki and a search of this forum for my particular issue), I wish to seek help with the following:
Assuming that my best path is to convert the Linux driver for my printer (Epson WF-2630) from either an RPM package or DEB package (none being available for Arch, naturally…), how would I go about that ?
Digression: I see that this newer AL (July 2018) installs a package called Foomatic that I can also assume is fairly helpful with regard to printer support, right? However, in the handy step-by-step guide found on this page, there appears to be a reference link to a page that no longer exists, as noted above in my reference reading list.
I am hoping and have a hunch that the conversion angle is, perhaps, the most expedient, but I am not sure? I was hoping that someone, who has more experience than me, could point me in the right direction here.
Digression 2: One of the above “reading” references is actually a video about 30 minutes long. In it, the guy explains about doing an NMAP and using Gutenprint, which I did a couple of years ago in Bunsen Labs, but I thought that perhaps there was a better, easier way with this newfangled Foomatic paradigm, perhaps?