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Hplip - unable to install, get Permission Denied

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Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu LTS

I am a long, long time HP Inkjet user and currently have an HP Envy Photo 6230 AIO. Last year I migrated from Windows to Linux. All went smoothly and I continued to print & scan as before. However, just recently something must have upgraded as I now get banding when printing photos and, worse still, I can no longer scan. Simple Scan tells me that I don't have a scanner attached.

 

So I cursed and went to the HP site to download an updated driver. I then followed the link to the "website that is outside HP Customer Support" and downloaded Hplip (because it isn't available in the Ubuntu Software repository).

 

However, when I try to run sh hplip-3.21.2.run as either me or as root I get this:

Creating directory hplip-3.21.2
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing HPLIP 3.21.2 Self Extracting Archive..............................................................................................................

.............................................................................................
hplip-3.21.2.run: 1: eval: ./hplip-install: Permission denied

 

If I cd to the newly created directory and run - $ ./hplip-install

I get:

-bash: ./hplip-install: Permission denied

 

Basically - HELP!!! What am I doing wrong?

 

FYI $python -V returns Python 3.6.9

 

I'm lost.

 

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