Ubuntu: Installing Epson Printer but Interrupted by lsb Dependency Error


I am installing the Epson XP-310 driver from this website.

When I attempt to install the downloaded .deb file, I get the following error:

The Package System is broken     epson-inkjet-printer-201303w:i386: Depends: lsb(>=3.2) but 4.1+Debian11ubuntu is installed  

I'm very confused. It says I must have lsb version >=3.2 but I have 4.1. Why am I getting the dependency error?


I had the same problem with my Epson WF-3520 and the driver from the Epson-Website. This solved my problem:

Try, to make sure the damaged driver will be removed:

sudo apt-get -f install

And then install the driver from the package manager

sudo apt-get install printer-driver-escpr  

I installed the package "printer-driver-escpr" version 1.3.0-1 with the package manager and the driver works for me with the Epson WF-3520.

Now, try to install your epson printer.


I was having an awful problem installing my Epson printer in Ubuntu 16.04 I had messages dependences not met lsb3.2 in the ubuntu software center; the same message for gdebi. I will point out at this time the gnome software center apart from being short of a number of packages I have previously used does not show the missing dependences so I installed the two mentioned above. They were not really a lot of use with the exception of telling me there were unmet dependences in the end what I did was to install alien:

sudo apt-get install alien    

Then I went to the Epson site, entered my printer which was Wf -7610 and clicked the search a list came up with debs or rpms - I downloaded the rpm.

Went to the download folder and opened in terminal and ran:

sudo alien -i your_epson_printer_package_file.rpm  

Then switched off my printer and went to settings and deleted it.

Restarted the printer it was immediately recognized. then printed a test page, worked perfectly


Just had this exact problem. The 'fix' was to simply download the right version of the drivers - there are 32 and 64 bit versions provided on this site: http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/.

I had downloaded the 32 bit (because I hadn't read the filename, just saw .deb and downloaded) but actually needed the 64 bit version - maybe the OP did the same?

I should also point out that, when I used the site, it took a bit of patience to get it to work (lots of 503 errors, download buttons not showing up etc...) but if you keep at it then it'll work in the end :).


Try sudo apt-get -f install

sudo apt-get update    sudo dpkg --configure -a   

then clean the cache

sudo apt-get clean  


Using synaptic, I installed incrementally lsb, lsb-release, lsb-printing, lsb-cxx, lsb-graphics, lsb-desktop, and lsb-core (some of which were pre-installed). The shotgun approach failed each time. Until I installed lsb-pkgchk3. Bingo. I'm lovin' my Epson WF-3520 on fully-up-to-date 12.04.


I had the same problem for a while got tired of not printing.

First of all install alien. This is package converting tool that changed rpm to deb-files and vice versa.

$ sudo apt-get install alien     

Convert the file to RPM using alien:

$ sudo alien --to-rpm  /path/to/epson-inkjet-printer-201303w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb --scripts  epson-inkjet-printer-201303w-1.0.0-2.x86_64.rpm generated  

Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts. Then take that same .rpm file you just converted and convert it back to .deb

$ sudo alien --to-deb /path/to/epson-inkjet-printer-201303w-1.0.0-2.x86_64.rpm --scripts  epson-inkjet-printer-201303w_1.0.0-3_amd64.deb generated  

I guess you could alternatively run the file as an rpm.

$ sudo alien -i package_file.rpm  

Where the -i will run install the rpm-file directly.

After this I was able to install the package successfully.


In my case, the installation of the driver epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-office-tx510fn-series produced the same error. Important to notice in my case was:

debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by   another process: Die Ressource ist zur Zeit nicht verfügbar  

Hence I found this topic regarding the locked .dat file. With the command

sudo rm /var/cache/debconf/*.dat

I was able to solve the problem.


I coldn't get my Epson to print under Ubuntu 16.04, so I worked around this by doing a manual install of the LSB:

Note that I got the files from the br server as a live in Brazil, you may get from another server that suits you best. Another note is that I got the _amd64.deb versions, you may need _i386.deb if you're running under a 32 bit enviroment, if that's the case consider that the _all.deb remain unchanged.

Files required:

from ftp.br.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libj/libjpegturbo:

  • libjpeg62-turbo_1.4.80-115-gfb907b2-1_amd64.deb


  • lsb-core_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_amd64.deb
  • lsb-cxx_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_amd64.deb
  • lsb-desktop_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_amd64.deb
  • lsb-graphics_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_amd64.deb
  • lsb-invalid-mta_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_all.deb
  • lsb-languages_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_amd64.deb
  • lsb-multimedia_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_amd64.deb
  • lsb-printing_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_amd64.deb
  • lsb-release_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_all.deb
  • lsb-security_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_amd64.deb
  • lsb_4.1+Debian13+nmu1_all.deb

Then I used gdebi to install the packages:

sudo gdebi *package*  

starting with libjpeg62turbo and then following by:

sudo gdebi lsb*  

It constantly yelled at me complaining about dependencies, when it asked I installed that package first, and tried that last command again. After the process was over I could install my Epson printer trouble free and it works perfectly.

if gdebi is not installed:

sudo apt-get install gdebi  

Someone more skilled than me can streamline the process... If I could check the order that the packages need to be installed I could write a script that does this process automagically. But it'll have to wait because right now I can't uninstall all of that and disable my printer in the process.



I had a similar problem, and i've downloaded and installed the lsb-core package for Ubuntu 14.04, and it works.

Try this:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main" && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lsb-core  -y  

Then, try to install epson-inkjet-printer-201303w again.

Note:If u also have question or solution just comment us below or mail us on toontricks1994@gmail.com
Next Post »