when do my regular system maintenance, today i found a very interesting entry in my journal
hp-upgrade: error: HPLIP upgrade is disabled by Archlinux for security reasons, see https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/38083 - if you like to upgrade HPLIP, use the Archlinux software package manager pacman.
Is there a specifric reason why I should encounter this Issue in 2023 for a bug report that was closed in 2013?
The use of my printer has been very hit and miss since i switched to Manjaro a few years ago, mostly miss to be honest. The few times i wanted to print something I had to essentially reinstalling HPLIP.
Does anybody know why a 10 year old problem is affecting my system today?
HPLIP may have some built-in update functionality which would cause issues with system libraries it it was allowed to execute. So HP Arch has built in the message to tell the user reading the log to use the package manager to update the HPLIP system.
This is not a bug but an informational message - call it an error - in fact it is to protect the system from incompatible libraries.
Sounds like the best course of action. However, did you review the Bug reporting guidelines before submitting it? There’s a section about Severity. Notice the person that reviewed your report changed it from Medium to Low:
FS#77051 - [hplip] 3.22.10-1 Change hp-upgrade message severity
User who did this: Toolybird (Toolybird)
Status: Unconfirmed → Assigned
Severity: Medium → Low
Assigned To: [-] → Andreas Radke
As far as the response:
The chances of this being implemented would greatly increase if you supplied a working/tested patch.