Timothy Murphy wrote:
What is the point of these two applications?
What does the kde version add?
(In my case, when I run it,
I am not asked for the root password,
and most of the possible actions are greyed-out.)
That is a bug. Looks like it doesn't support the PolicyKit integration in
system-config-printer properly. Are you running Rawhide or F11?
I don't understand the relation - if any - of hplib to CUPS.
hplip is a driver for CUPS (and SANE for the scanner part of multifunction
printers), and a set of some additional, HP-specific tools.
Can one install both without problems?
Yes, you even need CUPS to use hplip.