Re: cups yet again
> Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 06, 2007 at 05:02:07PM +0100, graham wrote:
> >> Yet another cups problem (the one program which makes me feel like I do
> >> when running windows - like putting a foot through the computer).
> > So why run cups? Use LPRng and Apsfilter or foomatic print filters.
> Cos what I'd understood from other threads was that this would mean
> swimming against the tide, since cups is now the default for both debian
Yes, it is swimming against the tide. Big deal, && fsck 'em.
CUPS has made a mess of *nix printing. All you need to do to enable
*nix printing is find your printer's driver, install lpr(ng), then
hack /etc/printcap (which is pretty damned simple):
lp0|To Your Left: \
It just works. CUPS is *way* unnecessary. The biggest problem with
*nix printing is trying to figure out how to install something without
dragging in CUPS too. :-P Even if you have lpr(ng) installed, CUPS
chooses to replace them, and tends to get away with it! Be vigilant.
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