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Bug 762859

Summary: net-print/cnijfilter
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: jorge <jorge.ramos>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers <bug-wranglers>
Severity: normal CC: gentoo
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: AMD64   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: make error

Description jorge 2021-01-01 00:07:13 UTC
Created attachment 680482 [details]
make error


As suggested on, I am requesting support for CANON Pixma G5000 series printer.

Long story:

I followed the instructions on and "succesfully" added the printer via the browser frontend for cups. That is, I copied the PPD file canong5000.ppd (found in canon's website as a tar.gz file under the directory /ppd) to /usr/share/cups/model/. And followed the instructions on the web interface. When trying to print something, there was an error: 

"File "/usr/libexec/cups/filter/cmdtocanonij3" not available: No such file or directory"

and so I tried to compile by (README Install file on one of the untarred Canon's downloaded files):

1) Building "cmdtocanonij3".
        make install

But then a compile error occurred (file uploaded). There seems to be no support for this printer in Gutenprint (
Comment 1 jorge 2021-01-01 20:24:46 UTC
There was this package:


that contained proprietary drivers for my printer.