printer drivers rpm or source
I trying to install the drivers for my printer canon Pixma mg5220. I did download the files from the Canon website in Asia. I have available drivers in the following packages deb and rpm. Also I have the source package from the company.
Reading the Slackware book I realized that cannot install deb or rpm, but I can use rpm2tarbz to convert it to Slackware and then install it. Well, when I tried that the response was that the file apparently was not rpm (something like that).
So what I am looking for is for a link or response on how to install the drivers. It is better do the installation from the source? If so? How?
Please can you point me out to a website, a book, manual ... that explain the steps and how to accomplish that. I don't mind reading and testing, but I had spent the last 4 hour searching and trying without a positive result. But this is OK that's what I was looking for when I installed Slackware for a first time in my life last night!