Package Details: epson-printer-utility 1.1.1-18

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/epson-printer-utility.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: epson-printer-utility
Description: This is a Printer Utility program for Epson. Using this software, you can check ink levels, view error and other status... on EPSON Printers.
Upstream URL: http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/?OSC=LX
Keywords: ecbd epson
Licenses: LGPL, custom:Epson License Agreement
Submitter: wuut
Maintainer: darkelectron
Last Packager: darkelectron
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.128065
First Submitted: 2019-02-22 10:29 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-02-03 18:16 (UTC)

Pinned Comments

lgm commented on 2020-08-21 15:06 (UTC) (edited on 2020-10-18 11:36 (UTC) by lgm)

The following error displayed by epson-printer-utility can be safely ignored. I don't know what is the cause, but is doesn't affect usability: Unable to load library icui18n "Cannot load library icui18n: (icui18n: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)"

If you get the error Communication daemon down, Error code = -1, you have to start the ecbd service. You can either do that with sudo systemctl enable --now ecbd.service if you want the serice to run at system startup or with sudo systemctl start ecbd.service if you only want to start the service manually each time you use epson-printer-utility

Latest Comments

gunslingerfry commented on 2022-04-05 20:21 (UTC)

Mind is blown that this still requires qt4. Qt 4 was retired 12 years ago.

Un1Gfn commented on 2022-02-28 18:14 (UTC) (edited on 2022-02-28 18:16 (UTC) by Un1Gfn)

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/AUR_submission_guidelines#Rules_of_submission

Packages that use prebuilt deliverables, when the sources are available, must use the -bin suffix.

Epson provides an epson-printer-utility-1.1.1-1lsb3.2.src.rpm.

This package should probably either
a) be renamed to epson-printer-utility-bin; or
b) have the source switched from epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb to epson-printer-utility-1.1.1-1lsb3.2.src.rpm

Aroun commented on 2021-02-23 15:48 (UTC)

Replace https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/12/04/36/91a3d7ad4a056612f9a4d2f96f6a8b4a9a4ccf88/ with https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/12/50/97/81620babd1db55649ad85cf72a79f1b617006d90/ for it to work

jakobsg commented on 2021-02-13 13:05 (UTC)

Link changes again: https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/12/46/45/6bcb69fccdb5eae99b356db06980a51b6bbd0e6a/epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

Zouizoui commented on 2021-01-19 07:29 (UTC)

@cfr42 there was a 404 error yesterday but now everything seems back to normal : http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02/DriverDownloadInfo.do?LG2=EN&CN2=&DSCMI=124565&DSCCHK=1bee999db2f5ab19c6dfd087a1c8d2268e7d61ec.

Could anyone update the package ? I would love to do it but don't know how to and I'm afraid of messing things up.

cfr42 commented on 2021-01-19 00:22 (UTC)

Does anybody know the location of the source now? I can't find it even by navigating the Linux support site for Epson and trying to download from there. I just get a 404 error. New to Epson printers and not sure where else to look ...

Toxblh commented on 2020-12-26 14:37 (UTC)

https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/12/18/20/47a925b197d626fa66f80bb0eabbb56811a5eed8 new source

lgm commented on 2020-11-26 19:14 (UTC) (edited on 2021-01-20 10:57 (UTC) by lgm)

@RoestVrijStaal, feel free to adopt this package and apply these changes. I don't own an epson printer anymore and will thus not continue maintaining this package.

Edit: typo

RoestVrijStaal commented on 2020-11-26 19:07 (UTC) (edited on 2020-11-26 19:08 (UTC) by RoestVrijStaal)

New URL: https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/12/18/20/47a925b197d626fa66f80bb0eabbb56811a5eed8/epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

For myself I modified the PKGBUILD to make modifying easier for myself by defining a separate variable for the part between /12/ and /${pkgname}-blahblahblah

# Addition after the definition of pkgdesc
deb_token='18/20/47a925b197d626fa66f80bb0eabbb56811a5eed8'

# My modification of the definition of source
source=("https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/12/${deb_token}/${pkgname}_${pkgver}-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb"

In this way, I only need to change 18/20/47a925b197d626fa66f80bb0eabbb56811a5eed8 to something new instead of fiddling within the definition of source itself.

ddshore commented on 2020-10-30 16:53 (UTC)

New link:

https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/12/09/65/88ea57b980815714fead672dc21df31e29f653d8/epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

Just change your pkgbuild to point to that new link.

lgm commented on 2020-10-18 11:40 (UTC)

@LuciRose431 this error has nothing to do with this package.

It is an error in compiling qt4 form source. Please report the error there or follow the instructions given by the error message and submit a bug report to https://bugs.archlinux.org/.

LuciRose431 commented on 2020-10-18 07:25 (UTC)

moc access/qhttpmultipart.h compiling .moc/release-shared/moc_qhttpmultipart.cpp moc bearer/qnetworkconfigmanager_p.h compiling .moc/release-shared/moc_qnetworkconfigmanager_p.cpp moc bearer/qnetworksession_p.h compiling .moc/release-shared/moc_qnetworksession_p.cpp moc bearer/qbearerplugin_p.h compiling .moc/release-shared/moc_qbearerplugin_p.cpp cc1plus: internal compiler error: Segmentation fault Please submit a full bug report, with preprocessed source if appropriate. See https://bugs.archlinux.org/ for instructions. make[1]: [Makefile:18438: .obj/release-shared/moc_qbearerplugin_p.o] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/ogy/.cache/yay/qt4/src/qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.8.7/src/network' make: [Makefile:278: sub-network-make_default-ordered] Error 2 ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting... get this error

ChenyHsu commented on 2020-10-04 06:01 (UTC)

Source link changed again: https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/11/97/70/5377488cf4e01752ab830e31774ea3636b5b41f4/epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

BackpckBartender commented on 2020-09-09 23:59 (UTC)

Epson changed their mind again, the new link is: https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/11/79/11/f25038a2c7208a69f815bcc39bf1d01c917cc6d4/epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

sylvainb commented on 2020-09-03 07:59 (UTC) (edited on 2020-09-03 07:59 (UTC) by sylvainb)

The new valid download link is : https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/11/77/65/d87b4b6de2818a72c6d498b7905bed53b7279ee3/epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb Can you please update the package?

ricardofunke commented on 2020-08-28 18:26 (UTC)

Is it possible for you to provide a binary alternative for this package?

I'm sorry to say that but it's a bit painfull to compile this package bacause it takes a very long time to finish.

Thanks in any case

lgm commented on 2020-08-21 15:06 (UTC) (edited on 2020-10-18 11:36 (UTC) by lgm)

The following error displayed by epson-printer-utility can be safely ignored. I don't know what is the cause, but is doesn't affect usability: Unable to load library icui18n "Cannot load library icui18n: (icui18n: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)"

If you get the error Communication daemon down, Error code = -1, you have to start the ecbd service. You can either do that with sudo systemctl enable --now ecbd.service if you want the serice to run at system startup or with sudo systemctl start ecbd.service if you only want to start the service manually each time you use epson-printer-utility

shankar58989 commented on 2020-08-20 02:58 (UTC)

@Toxblh Thank you for your solution. It worked. Grateful for having a great active community which helps newbies like me.

Toxblh commented on 2020-08-19 20:52 (UTC)

shankar58989, I checked it, it's work without the lib Don't forget execute that "The ecbd.service must be running for Epson Printer Utility to work. Execute 'sudo systemctl enable --now ecbd.service' in a terminal."

shankar58989 commented on 2020-08-19 15:47 (UTC) (edited on 2020-08-19 15:48 (UTC) by shankar58989)

hello, i installed this package from the software installer. when i run the program nothing happens and it does not open. so i ran the following in the terminal and i get the below output. I am not an expert, but can follow instructions and troubleshoot. kindly someone help me with this issue. thanks.

~ >>> epson-printer-utility
Unable to load library icui18n "Cannot load library icui18n: (icui18n: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)" Communication daemon down, Error code = -1

Toxblh commented on 2020-08-18 19:51 (UTC)

Better to write any script for update the link or copy to more stable place.

new link: https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/11/56/45/d8c7e04addeb9e4cdff3cbada7a48c12adf2d6b2/epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

luthepa1 commented on 2020-08-16 00:20 (UTC)

download link outdated again.

curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found ==> ERROR: Failure while downloading https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/11/51/79/5e082908995f9cd391973185e9c59eb8e460d0e2/epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb Aborting...

RoestVrijStaal commented on 2020-06-02 02:13 (UTC)

@lgm Can't you do

# Pre-install:
CURRENT_USER=$(whoami)
## install actions here
# Post-install
sudo -u "$CURRENT_USER" -- systemctl enable --now ecbd.service

to enable that service without manual post-install actions?

RoestVrijStaal commented on 2020-06-02 02:03 (UTC)

@lgm Please fix the URL

commented on 2020-05-28 06:34 (UTC)

This worked: source=("https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/11/12/35/8b90dcfff7b9f97dd10af55497e110e910f25f42/${pkgname}_${pkgver}-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb"

commented on 2020-05-28 06:23 (UTC)

curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found ==> ERROR: Failure while downloading https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/11/02/00/8de9aac5edcc5aaf1549ff252f6f12939b6ab28a/epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb Aborting... Failed to build epson-printer-utility

lgm commented on 2020-05-22 18:45 (UTC)

@thibaultmol the package does have a post_install/post_upgrade hook already that contains this information

thibaultmol commented on 2020-05-22 18:23 (UTC)

@lgm fair enough, maybe including it as an echo would be helpful though: https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/88r8nz/where_to_output_additional_information_in_a/

lgm commented on 2020-05-20 10:11 (UTC)

@thibaultmol, I can't do that. It would be pretty invasive to just enable a service with root rights during the install. The info through the post-install method is the best I can do. I'm sorry.

thibaultmol commented on 2020-05-18 13:28 (UTC)

@lgm could you add the line to enable the deamon to the pckgbuild?

sudo systemctl enable --now ecbd.service

mielouk commented on 2020-05-18 10:31 (UTC)

Thank you! I wasn't aware that this package needs a daemon, as I don't own an Epson printer myself. I'll pass on the solution. Thx again!

lgm commented on 2020-05-18 10:15 (UTC)

Hi mielouk. I cannot say anything about the icui18n error. I have installed icu and lib32-icu. And do not see it

About the Communication daemon down, Error code = -1, did you sudo systemctl enable --now ecbd.service? I can reproduce this error only when I stop this service.

mielouk commented on 2020-05-18 09:35 (UTC) (edited on 2020-05-18 10:07 (UTC) by mielouk)

Hello I'm a supporter in the Manjaro forum and had recently two identical reports on this package. Both these members use KDE so I installed it on my XFCE Manjaro laptop and can reproduce the error.

Unable to load library icui18n "Cannot load library icui18n: (icui18n: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)" 
Communication daemon down, Error code = -1

When I install it on my Arch machine I get also an error but only

Communication daemon down, Error code = -1

icu is installed and the machines are up to date. Could you provide some insight?

leocmpro commented on 2020-02-05 04:03 (UTC)

Link has changed, use this https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/10/63/46/b97d32a556a8cdd77f24289a9b2f2097b6ef4ffc/epson-printer-utility_1.1.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

sha256sum: 417b637173c0b866a94eb5d9785aecbcd10fc99fd1d7149eb49f02f450e6b61f

its4nitya commented on 2020-01-31 12:22 (UTC) (edited on 2020-01-31 12:39 (UTC) by its4nitya)

The link has changed, here is the new link. https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/10/56/57/bf0f331b84492c4e009309f7adbb67e15080a4e8/epson-printer-utility_1.1.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

In addition to that, in the epson-printer-utility.desktop file, the Categories attribute must have the value 'Utility' and not 'Application', it should be updated as follows.

...
Categories=Utility;Printing;
...

Here is a reference to the desktop menu specification's latest list of registered categories. https://specifications.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/latest/apa.html

roy_sayan commented on 2019-12-28 16:41 (UTC)

The link has changed again and new link is https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/10/50/68/d8fedd44751ca0c22d04f3651df200c36fd09f4f/epson-printer-utility_1.1.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

update it please

lgm commented on 2019-10-30 10:00 (UTC)

@wuut thanks for the suggestion, but I will rather keep updating the link. I personally would not feel comfortable installing a package from the AUR that relocates a download from the original source, no matter how plausible the reason is. Thus, I will not do this with a package that I maintain although it means more work for me.

wuut commented on 2019-10-18 04:43 (UTC)

@lgm I recommend you to store deb package at github (for example) because EPSON changes download URL every week or two.

ArnaudNux commented on 2019-10-17 21:16 (UTC)

==> Retrieving sources... -> Downloading epson-printer-utility_1.1.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb... % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --:--:-- 0:00:01 --:--:-- 0 curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found ==> ERROR: Failure while downloading https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/09/83/32/2d16f4c778bd92af086aaf80854826ed1976cc1b/epson-printer-utility_1.1.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb Aborting...

lgm commented on 2019-10-09 09:12 (UTC)

@vS0uz4 the ecbd service has to be running for Epson Printer Utility to work. You can do this e.g. with the command 'sudo systemctl enable --now ecbd.service' from a terminal. This will start the service now and also on every reboot.

vS0uz4 commented on 2019-10-08 17:54 (UTC)

Execute in shell and error displayed

$ epson-printer-utility
Communication daemon down, Error code = -1

Andyvec commented on 2019-08-03 12:10 (UTC)

Hi, This is the updated PKGBIN for the 1.1.0 version: https://pastebin.com/FGkEUTL2

Ahuzar commented on 2019-06-03 09:46 (UTC)

the download link is changed: https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/09/39/99/78baf1143876fa24d363c6fca33de462c0789c10/epson-printer-utility_1.0.2-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

Arup commented on 2019-05-22 20:09 (UTC)

Has this package been orphaned?

wuut commented on 2019-05-04 04:20 (UTC)

You're right. It changes about every two weeks without reason for it. PS. URL is updated

linkmoises commented on 2019-05-04 03:51 (UTC)

The download link has changed in EPSON's website https://download3.ebz.epson.net/dsc/f/03/00/09/29/95/2cb31a3e64d706eebb9478807042419225cb4495/epson-printer-utility_1.0.2-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb without this change it will give sha256 checksum error.