I used to have that model. I now have the OfficeJet Pro 8500A Plus A910. However, the installation should be easy. HP printers are one of the easiest to get to work.
Try installing hpijs and hplip.
Open a web browser and type: http://localhost:631
That will open the CUPS interface. From there, click on the Administration tab. Once that opens, click on the "Add Printer" button (You could also try the "Find new printers" button).
You should get a pop-up window which will ask you for a username and password. This is root and your root password. Once you do so, you should see a screen which will list Local Printers, Discovered Network Printers, and Other Network Printers.
My preferred way is to set the printer up ahead of time to use a static IP address (check the printer manual for that). That way, it will always have the same IP address even after everything is shut-down and restarted. If you have done this, then the next step is to look under the Other Network Printers section for AppSocket/HP JetDirect. Select that option and click Continue.
At the next screen, you will see a text box for "Connection:" in which you will enter the following (adjust to suit your network):
socket://192.168.X.xxx:631 (X and xxx being the appropriate numbers for your network if you are using a 192.168. address.)
Once you do that and continue, you will get to a page to add a name and description. Do so. It will then take you to a page where you select your make (HP). The next page will give you a list of models. Choose the appropriate hpcups or hpijs model (Edit: I prefer the hpcups driver. It seems to give a better-sized image on the page). On the next page, set your default options (or query printer for default options). Once you do so, you are done.
The next screen will give you maintenance and administration options. From there, you can print a test page or modify default settings as well as other options.
Now, whether you share the printer is up to you. I usually don't since i set up the individual computers to access the printer directly over the network. That way, I don't have to worry about whether the host computer is turned on or not (having encountered that situation many times at work).
Hopefully, this will get you on track. I'm not sure about the dependencies and conflicts resolution. I'm a bit confused. You said in the first post that you were using Fedora 14 and in your second that you used F17. If you are using Fedora 14, that is long ago superseded. F17 is okay. Once it is brought up to date, it is solid. F18 has its startup problems caused by the new installer, but once it is installed, it is just as solid (if not more so) than F17. However, the method I outlined to you above should work and get your printer installed and working.
Are you active duty or retired? I'm a retired 1SG (26 years).