Discussion:
canon printer drivers (cnijfilter)
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Nawal Husnoo
2017-06-21 06:36:43 UTC
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Thanks for that Matt!

I wonder if the versioning thing is a windows-related behaviour.

Could you say a few words about the link errors you had? Have you used
patchelf?
* patchelf --interpreter "$(cat $NIX_CC/nix-support/dynamic-linker)" \
*>* --set-rpath $libPath:$out/lib \
*>* $out/bin/cngpijmonmp250*

Another option I could live with is if we could create a buildFHSUserEnv -
I tried it with the binary canon drivers, but it turned out it's cups that
needs to be inside for the pesky things to be found, but then systemd
wouldn't let me restart cups.service inside a user env...

Cheers,

Nawal.
Hi Nawal,
I see you've been trying to get canon's linux drivers working on nixos
[1][2][3]. I've also tried my hand at this. I think I've made more
progress than you, but was never able to get it working, and eventually
resigned myself to just printing with the gutenprint driver. I'd be
interested in continuing to hack at it as time permits, though.
I got to the point of cups executing what I think is the correct chain of
filters, all built from the source that my nix expression pulls from the
Canon Japan website. However, at least one of the filters is unable to
load at least one dynamically linked library, so it fails. I don't know
much about shared libraries on linux in general or NixOS in particular, so
I was mostly just thrashing around a lot.
I've pushed what I have to the cnijfilter branch in my nixpkgs clone [4].
To try it, just add pkgs.cnijfilter to services.printing.drivers in
configuration.nix. (I also tried adding cnijfilter to
environment.systemPackages, that didn't seem to help.)
I've gleaned a lot from the other distros builds [5][6][7]. In
particular, the cnijfilter-common library does not follow a normal
versioning pattern -- each version supports a certain set of printers. So
you don't want the latest, you want whatever matches up with your printer.
(My printer is an MX-700, which uses the mp520 driver. So I've been
working on version 2.80 of cnijfilter-common.) But my hope is that the
overall structure of the build would be very portable between versions.
It looks like you've worked from the debian packages -- perhaps looking in
more detail at how they are built will give us some more clues?
I'm not sure whether it makes more sense to open an issue to document this
work, or keep discussing on the mailing list.
[1] https://mailman.science.uu.nl/pipermail/nix-dev/2017-June/023942.html
[2] https://mailman.science.uu.nl/pipermail/nix-dev/2017-June/023943.html
[3] https://mailman.science.uu.nl/pipermail/nix-dev/2017-June/023946.html
[4] https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/tree/cnijfilter
[5] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=130645
[6] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/cnijfilter-mp620/?comments=all
[7] https://github.com/spremi/cnijfilter-source-3.80
Matt McHenry
2017-06-22 02:24:44 UTC
Permalink
Okay, patchelf seemed promising. I just pushed
https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/commit/237a52ca24026f2e4d8a5543eb7aa9
8f610f642c to add it to my expression. However, it doesn't seem to have
helped. :-(

Looking at the source code, the "Error: CNCL_SetParam" is coming from
./cnijfilter/src/bjfilter.c line 661. The CNCL_SetParam() function is not
defined in any of the provided source code, though -- rather, it looks like
it's in ./328/libs_bin/libcnbpcnclapi328.so.3.3.0.

I have a gdb trace laying around from last time I worked on this, and it
has this stack trace:

Catchpoint 1 (call to syscall open), 0xf7fd8da9 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
eax is -38
(gdb) where
#0 0xf7fd8da9 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
#1 0xf7d65f23 in __open_nocancel () from
/nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
#2 0xf7cf9fd6 in __GI__IO_file_open () from
/nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
#3 0xf7cfa1d1 in __GI__IO_file_fopen () from
/nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
#4 0xf7cedd31 in __fopen_internal () from
/nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
#5 0xf7cedd9e in fopen@@GLIBC_2.1 () from
/nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
#6 0xf7fd1b08 in BJVSOpenFile () from
/nix/store/9ci3apl3d8spw0zdp202cwr325n8hz28-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/libcnbpcmcm328.so
#7 0xf7fcafa3 in CommandComp2Ext_Open () from
/nix/store/9ci3apl3d8spw0zdp202cwr325n8hz28-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/libcnbpcmcm328.so
#8 0xf7fce059 in CommandComp2 () from
/nix/store/9ci3apl3d8spw0zdp202cwr325n8hz28-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/libcnbpcmcm328.so
#9 0xf7e60d4d in CNCL_SetParam () from
/nix/store/9ci3apl3d8spw0zdp202cwr325n8hz28-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/libcnbpcnclapi328.so
#10 0x0804b3c8 in main ()

I think this means that it's trying to open some file and failing. My
*guess* is that it's trying to open one of these files, but doesn't have
the proper nix store path:

$ file
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/*
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cifip3500.conf:
ASCII text
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cifip4500.conf:
ASCII text
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cifmp140.conf:
ASCII text
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cifmp210.conf:
ASCII text
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cifmp520.conf:
ASCII text
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cifmp610.conf:
ASCII text
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cnb_3150.tbl:
TrueType font data
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cnb_3160.tbl:
TrueType font data
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cnb_3190.tbl:
TrueType font data
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cnb_3260.tbl:
TrueType font data
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cnb_3270.tbl:
TrueType font data
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cnb_3280.tbl:
TrueType font data
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cnbpname315.tbl:
TrueType font data
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cnbpname316.tbl:
TrueType font data
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cnbpname319.tbl:
TrueType font data
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cnbpname326.tbl:
TrueType font data
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cnbpname327.tbl:
TrueType font data
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/cnbpname328.tbl:
TrueType font data

that's what my https://github.com/jerith666/
<https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/commit/446b9230fbde3c71e8a285180614c32cdb2cf051>
nixpkgs/commit/
<https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/commit/446b9230fbde3c71e8a285180614c32cdb2cf051>
446b9230fbde3c71e8a285180614c32cdb2cf051
<https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/commit/446b9230fbde3c71e8a285180614c32cdb2cf051>
"try using shorter libpath via /var/lib/cups" was trying to remedy, to let
these libs be found via:

$ ls -l /var/lib/cups/path/lib/bjlib
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 69 Dec 31 1969 /var/lib/cups/path/lib/bjlib ->
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib

But, that doesn't seem to have worked ... or, I'm still barking up the
wrong tree.

Anyway, that's what I've got for tonight ... maybe more tomorrow ... I
think the next step is to try to fire up gdb again and see *what* file it's
trying to open down inside that call to CNCL_SetParam().
The error doesn't show up in the cups log -- the only thing it says is
"Error: CNCL_SetParam" -- but to cups, the process it spawned seems to have
succeeded. See attached log.
As I recall, the problem is that one of the executables that gets built
then tries to load one of binary libraries included in the tarball from
canon, and can't find it. I'll have to go refresh my memory some more, but
won't have time until this evening.
I have not tried patchelf -- that may be a good lead.
I don't think a FHS env will work, because as you say, the cups service
can't be run in there.
Post by Nawal Husnoo
Thanks for that Matt!
I wonder if the versioning thing is a windows-related behaviour.
Could you say a few words about the link errors you had? Have you used
patchelf?
* patchelf --interpreter "$(cat $NIX_CC/nix-support/dynamic-linker)" \
*>* --set-rpath $libPath:$out/lib \
*>* $out/bin/cngpijmonmp250*
Another option I could live with is if we could create a buildFHSUserEnv
- I tried it with the binary canon drivers, but it turned out it's cups
that needs to be inside for the pesky things to be found, but then systemd
wouldn't let me restart cups.service inside a user env...
Cheers,
Nawal.
Hi Nawal,
I see you've been trying to get canon's linux drivers working on nixos
[1][2][3]. I've also tried my hand at this. I think I've made more
progress than you, but was never able to get it working, and eventually
resigned myself to just printing with the gutenprint driver. I'd be
interested in continuing to hack at it as time permits, though.
I got to the point of cups executing what I think is the correct chain
of filters, all built from the source that my nix expression pulls from the
Canon Japan website. However, at least one of the filters is unable to
load at least one dynamically linked library, so it fails. I don't know
much about shared libraries on linux in general or NixOS in particular, so
I was mostly just thrashing around a lot.
I've pushed what I have to the cnijfilter branch in my nixpkgs clone
[4]. To try it, just add pkgs.cnijfilter to services.printing.drivers in
configuration.nix. (I also tried adding cnijfilter to
environment.systemPackages, that didn't seem to help.)
I've gleaned a lot from the other distros builds [5][6][7]. In
particular, the cnijfilter-common library does not follow a normal
versioning pattern -- each version supports a certain set of printers. So
you don't want the latest, you want whatever matches up with your printer.
(My printer is an MX-700, which uses the mp520 driver. So I've been
working on version 2.80 of cnijfilter-common.) But my hope is that the
overall structure of the build would be very portable between versions.
It looks like you've worked from the debian packages -- perhaps looking
in more detail at how they are built will give us some more clues?
I'm not sure whether it makes more sense to open an issue to document
this work, or keep discussing on the mailing list.
[1] https://mailman.science.uu.nl/pipermail/nix-dev/2017-June/02
3942.html
[2] https://mailman.science.uu.nl/pipermail/nix-dev/2017-June/02
3943.html
[3] https://mailman.science.uu.nl/pipermail/nix-dev/2017-June/02
3946.html
[4] https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/tree/cnijfilter
[5] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=130645
[6] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/cnijfilter-mp620/?comments=all
[7] https://github.com/spremi/cnijfilter-source-3.80
Nawal Husnoo
2017-06-22 06:55:20 UTC
Permalink
Sample code from my attempts might help:

mkdir -p $out/
cp -r $src/* $out/


chmod 777 -R $out/*


patchelf --interpreter "$(cat $NIX_CC/nix-support/dynamic-linker)" \
--set-rpath $libPath:$out/lib \
$out/bin/cnijnpr

ln -sv $out/lib/libcnbpcmcm356.so.8.0.1 $out/lib/libcnbpcmcm356.so

LIBTIFF=$(pkg-config --libs-only-L libtiff-4 | sed -e
's/-L//g')/libtiff.so.5
ln -s $LIBTIFF $out/lib/libtiff.so.4

ldd $out/lib/cups/filter/pstocanonij


The latter looks inside the binary and tries to link it (dynamically) - it
should show what's still missing. The tiff business just makes tiff
available to the canon driver.


The rpath bit in the patchelf command is probably what you're looking for
initially.

hth

Nawal
Post by Matt McHenry
Okay, patchelf seemed promising. I just pushed
https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/commit/237a52ca24026f2e
4d8a5543eb7aa98f610f642c to add it to my expression. However, it doesn't
seem to have helped. :-(
Looking at the source code, the "Error: CNCL_SetParam" is coming from
./cnijfilter/src/bjfilter.c line 661. The CNCL_SetParam() function is not
defined in any of the provided source code, though -- rather, it looks like
it's in ./328/libs_bin/libcnbpcnclapi328.so.3.3.0.
I have a gdb trace laying around from last time I worked on this, and it
Catchpoint 1 (call to syscall open), 0xf7fd8da9 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
eax is -38
(gdb) where
#0 0xf7fd8da9 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
#1 0xf7d65f23 in __open_nocancel () from /nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831
c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
#2 0xf7cf9fd6 in __GI__IO_file_open () from /nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831
c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
#3 0xf7cfa1d1 in __GI__IO_file_fopen () from
/nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
#4 0xf7cedd31 in __fopen_internal () from /nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831
c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
#6 0xf7fd1b08 in BJVSOpenFile () from /nix/store/9ci3apl3d8spw0zdp20
2cwr325n8hz28-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/libcnbpcmcm328.so
#7 0xf7fcafa3 in CommandComp2Ext_Open () from
/nix/store/9ci3apl3d8spw0zdp202cwr325n8hz28-cnijfilter-2.80/
lib/libcnbpcmcm328.so
#8 0xf7fce059 in CommandComp2 () from /nix/store/9ci3apl3d8spw0zdp20
2cwr325n8hz28-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/libcnbpcmcm328.so
#9 0xf7e60d4d in CNCL_SetParam () from /nix/store/9ci3apl3d8spw0zdp20
2cwr325n8hz28-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/libcnbpcnclapi328.so
#10 0x0804b3c8 in main ()
I think this means that it's trying to open some file and failing. My
*guess* is that it's trying to open one of these files, but doesn't have
$ file /nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/
lib/bjlib/*
ASCII text
ASCII text
ASCII text
ASCII text
ASCII text
ASCII text
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
that's what my https://github.com/jerith666/
<https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/commit/446b9230fbde3c71e8a285180614c32cdb2cf051>
nixpkgs/commit/
<https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/commit/446b9230fbde3c71e8a285180614c32cdb2cf051>
446b9230fbde3c71e8a285180614c32cdb2cf051
<https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/commit/446b9230fbde3c71e8a285180614c32cdb2cf051>
"try using shorter libpath via /var/lib/cups" was trying to remedy, to let
$ ls -l /var/lib/cups/path/lib/bjlib
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 69 Dec 31 1969 /var/lib/cups/path/lib/bjlib ->
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib
But, that doesn't seem to have worked ... or, I'm still barking up the
wrong tree.
Anyway, that's what I've got for tonight ... maybe more tomorrow ... I
think the next step is to try to fire up gdb again and see *what* file it's
trying to open down inside that call to CNCL_SetParam().
The error doesn't show up in the cups log -- the only thing it says is
"Error: CNCL_SetParam" -- but to cups, the process it spawned seems to have
succeeded. See attached log.
As I recall, the problem is that one of the executables that gets built
then tries to load one of binary libraries included in the tarball from
canon, and can't find it. I'll have to go refresh my memory some more, but
won't have time until this evening.
I have not tried patchelf -- that may be a good lead.
I don't think a FHS env will work, because as you say, the cups service
can't be run in there.
Post by Nawal Husnoo
Thanks for that Matt!
I wonder if the versioning thing is a windows-related behaviour.
Could you say a few words about the link errors you had? Have you used
patchelf?
* patchelf --interpreter "$(cat $NIX_CC/nix-support/dynamic-linker)" \
*>* --set-rpath $libPath:$out/lib \
*>* $out/bin/cngpijmonmp250*
Another option I could live with is if we could create a buildFHSUserEnv
- I tried it with the binary canon drivers, but it turned out it's cups
that needs to be inside for the pesky things to be found, but then systemd
wouldn't let me restart cups.service inside a user env...
Cheers,
Nawal.
Hi Nawal,
I see you've been trying to get canon's linux drivers working on nixos
[1][2][3]. I've also tried my hand at this. I think I've made more
progress than you, but was never able to get it working, and eventually
resigned myself to just printing with the gutenprint driver. I'd be
interested in continuing to hack at it as time permits, though.
I got to the point of cups executing what I think is the correct chain
of filters, all built from the source that my nix expression pulls from the
Canon Japan website. However, at least one of the filters is unable to
load at least one dynamically linked library, so it fails. I don't know
much about shared libraries on linux in general or NixOS in particular, so
I was mostly just thrashing around a lot.
I've pushed what I have to the cnijfilter branch in my nixpkgs clone
[4]. To try it, just add pkgs.cnijfilter to services.printing.drivers in
configuration.nix. (I also tried adding cnijfilter to
environment.systemPackages, that didn't seem to help.)
I've gleaned a lot from the other distros builds [5][6][7]. In
particular, the cnijfilter-common library does not follow a normal
versioning pattern -- each version supports a certain set of printers. So
you don't want the latest, you want whatever matches up with your printer.
(My printer is an MX-700, which uses the mp520 driver. So I've been
working on version 2.80 of cnijfilter-common.) But my hope is that the
overall structure of the build would be very portable between versions.
It looks like you've worked from the debian packages -- perhaps looking
in more detail at how they are built will give us some more clues?
I'm not sure whether it makes more sense to open an issue to document
this work, or keep discussing on the mailing list.
[1] https://mailman.science.uu.nl/pipermail/nix-dev/2017-June/02
3942.html
[2] https://mailman.science.uu.nl/pipermail/nix-dev/2017-June/02
3943.html
[3] https://mailman.science.uu.nl/pipermail/nix-dev/2017-June/02
3946.html
[4] https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/tree/cnijfilter
[5] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=130645
[6] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/cnijfilter-mp620/?comments=all
[7] https://github.com/spremi/cnijfilter-source-3.80
Matt McHenry
2017-07-02 03:23:22 UTC
Permalink
I finally figured it out! The missing magic was 'dontPatchELF =
true'. I've seen a CUPS test page come out, and have opened a PR:
https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/pull/27031. Thanks for renewing my
motivation, Nawal! :)
Post by Nawal Husnoo
mkdir -p $out/
cp -r $src/* $out/
chmod 777 -R $out/*
patchelf --interpreter "$(cat $NIX_CC/nix-support/dynamic-linker)" \
--set-rpath $libPath:$out/lib \
$out/bin/cnijnpr
ln -sv $out/lib/libcnbpcmcm356.so.8.0.1 $out/lib/libcnbpcmcm356.so
LIBTIFF=$(pkg-config --libs-only-L libtiff-4 | sed -e
's/-L//g')/libtiff.so.5
ln -s $LIBTIFF $out/lib/libtiff.so.4
ldd $out/lib/cups/filter/pstocanonij
The latter looks inside the binary and tries to link it (dynamically) - it
should show what's still missing. The tiff business just makes tiff
available to the canon driver.
The rpath bit in the patchelf command is probably what you're looking for
initially.
hth
Nawal
Post by Matt McHenry
Okay, patchelf seemed promising. I just pushed
https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/commit/237a52ca24026f2e4d8a5543eb7aa98f610f642c
to add it to my expression. However, it doesn't seem to have helped. :-(
Looking at the source code, the "Error: CNCL_SetParam" is coming from
./cnijfilter/src/bjfilter.c line 661. The CNCL_SetParam() function is not
defined in any of the provided source code, though -- rather, it looks like
it's in ./328/libs_bin/libcnbpcnclapi328.so.3.3.0.
I have a gdb trace laying around from last time I worked on this, and it
Catchpoint 1 (call to syscall open), 0xf7fd8da9 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
eax is -38
(gdb) where
#0 0xf7fd8da9 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
#1 0xf7d65f23 in __open_nocancel () from
/nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
#2 0xf7cf9fd6 in __GI__IO_file_open () from
/nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
#3 0xf7cfa1d1 in __GI__IO_file_fopen () from
/nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
#4 0xf7cedd31 in __fopen_internal () from
/nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
/nix/store/bgmm5m6q04fl5myf831c73l1xmbl38xw-glibc-2.24/lib/libc.so.6
#6 0xf7fd1b08 in BJVSOpenFile () from
/nix/store/9ci3apl3d8spw0zdp202cwr325n8hz28-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/libcnbpcmcm328.so
#7 0xf7fcafa3 in CommandComp2Ext_Open () from
/nix/store/9ci3apl3d8spw0zdp202cwr325n8hz28-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/libcnbpcmcm328.so
#8 0xf7fce059 in CommandComp2 () from
/nix/store/9ci3apl3d8spw0zdp202cwr325n8hz28-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/libcnbpcmcm328.so
#9 0xf7e60d4d in CNCL_SetParam () from
/nix/store/9ci3apl3d8spw0zdp202cwr325n8hz28-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/libcnbpcnclapi328.so
#10 0x0804b3c8 in main ()
I think this means that it's trying to open some file and failing. My
*guess* is that it's trying to open one of these files, but doesn't have the
$ file
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib/*
ASCII text
ASCII text
ASCII text
ASCII text
ASCII text
ASCII text
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
TrueType font data
that's what my
https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/commit/446b9230fbde3c71e8a285180614c32cdb2cf051
"try using shorter libpath via /var/lib/cups" was trying to remedy, to let
$ ls -l /var/lib/cups/path/lib/bjlib
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 69 Dec 31 1969 /var/lib/cups/path/lib/bjlib ->
/nix/store/g1gdd81qh6dskjalg6icg56yw74rb03b-cnijfilter-2.80/lib/bjlib
But, that doesn't seem to have worked ... or, I'm still barking up the
wrong tree.
Anyway, that's what I've got for tonight ... maybe more tomorrow ... I
think the next step is to try to fire up gdb again and see *what* file it's
trying to open down inside that call to CNCL_SetParam().
The error doesn't show up in the cups log -- the only thing it says is
"Error: CNCL_SetParam" -- but to cups, the process it spawned seems to have
succeeded. See attached log.
As I recall, the problem is that one of the executables that gets built
then tries to load one of binary libraries included in the tarball from
canon, and can't find it. I'll have to go refresh my memory some more, but
won't have time until this evening.
I have not tried patchelf -- that may be a good lead.
I don't think a FHS env will work, because as you say, the cups service
can't be run in there.
Post by Nawal Husnoo
Thanks for that Matt!
I wonder if the versioning thing is a windows-related behaviour.
Could you say a few words about the link errors you had? Have you used
patchelf?
patchelf --interpreter "$(cat $NIX_CC/nix-support/dynamic-linker)" \
--set-rpath $libPath:$out/lib \
$out/bin/cngpijmonmp250
Another option I could live with is if we could create a buildFHSUserEnv
- I tried it with the binary canon drivers, but it turned out it's cups that
needs to be inside for the pesky things to be found, but then systemd
wouldn't let me restart cups.service inside a user env...
Cheers,
Nawal.
Hi Nawal,
I see you've been trying to get canon's linux drivers working on nixos
[1][2][3]. I've also tried my hand at this. I think I've made more
progress than you, but was never able to get it working, and eventually
resigned myself to just printing with the gutenprint driver. I'd be
interested in continuing to hack at it as time permits, though.
I got to the point of cups executing what I think is the correct chain
of filters, all built from the source that my nix expression pulls from the
Canon Japan website. However, at least one of the filters is unable to load
at least one dynamically linked library, so it fails. I don't know much
about shared libraries on linux in general or NixOS in particular, so I was
mostly just thrashing around a lot.
I've pushed what I have to the cnijfilter branch in my nixpkgs clone
[4]. To try it, just add pkgs.cnijfilter to services.printing.drivers in
configuration.nix. (I also tried adding cnijfilter to
environment.systemPackages, that didn't seem to help.)
I've gleaned a lot from the other distros builds [5][6][7]. In
particular, the cnijfilter-common library does not follow a normal
versioning pattern -- each version supports a certain set of printers. So
you don't want the latest, you want whatever matches up with your printer.
(My printer is an MX-700, which uses the mp520 driver. So I've been working
on version 2.80 of cnijfilter-common.) But my hope is that the overall
structure of the build would be very portable between versions.
It looks like you've worked from the debian packages -- perhaps looking
in more detail at how they are built will give us some more clues?
I'm not sure whether it makes more sense to open an issue to document
this work, or keep discussing on the mailing list.
[1]
https://mailman.science.uu.nl/pipermail/nix-dev/2017-June/023942.html
[2]
https://mailman.science.uu.nl/pipermail/nix-dev/2017-June/023943.html
[3]
https://mailman.science.uu.nl/pipermail/nix-dev/2017-June/023946.html
[4] https://github.com/jerith666/nixpkgs/tree/cnijfilter
[5] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=130645
[6] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/cnijfilter-mp620/?comments=all
[7] https://github.com/spremi/cnijfilter-source-3.80
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