i am a novice with linux and building. thanks to your post (installing all the dependencies) I managed to get the cndrvcups-common-2.6 to apparently complete its build through sudo make gen but sudo make install seemed to throw up an error.
when i did this for cndrvcups-common-2.6. i manage to get the ./autogen.sh in the Driver folder to run. and then it asks me to type make to compile canoncapt. then make install. and supposedly (as I know almost nothing about linux) it has installed the libraries in usr/loca/lib/. libcanoncapt has been created.
but I have no idea what to do next.
Canon printer is still showing up as missing: File "/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstocapt" not available: No such file or directory
when i try to do the same sort of thing in the pstocapt directory. i seem to be succesful exectuing the ./autogen.sh. and then it asks me to type make. however, this one bails out at Fatal error buflist.h : nio such file. and then compilation terminated.
i see that there is a buftool in the common (cndrvcups-common-2.6. ) folder. let's see if the autogen.sh will make that. ok i seem to have created buftool and installed buflist.h
now i can make pstocapt. and i have moved it to the missing location. that has changed the error to sending to printer... (Processing - "Sending data to printer.")
it seems to think that the page is sent and is successfuly completed (completed at Fri Jan 2 ...). but no luck in actually printing anything. sigh
this didn't fix it either.
Any help appreciated.