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The Tails-developers have inserted a pretty nice PostScript printer driver for HP OfficeJet Pro 8210 into Tails.

I am strongly searching on where to get this driver, so I already installed the packages...

  • hplip
  • hplip-data
  • hpijs-ppds
  • printer-driver-hpijs
  • printer-driver-hpcups
  • printer-driver-postscript-hp

... but none of them provided this driver they have integrated in Tails.


Tails is based on Debian 9 (Stretch) what I am using as well, so where can I get this driver? I guess the Tails-developers did not insert the driver into their system manually by hand? Probably they took it from any common driver package as well.

All I know is that this driver is listed in the Tails Printer Driver Database, but where to get it?

  • Tails is Debian based distribution, so you can find it in a Debian package. – Ipor Sircer Aug 24 '18 at 22:35
  • @IporSircer: That's completely right! But which package is it? :-) – Dave Aug 24 '18 at 22:41
  • dpkg -S /path/to/driver will show you. – Ipor Sircer Aug 25 '18 at 18:02
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Installing the additional package foomatic-db beside of printer-driver-postscript-hp brought the solution.

The printer is working completely fine with this!

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