Re: CUPS vs lpd (was Re: Giving up on Iceweasel 3.0) SOLVED
Filing the bug
immediately produced an answer: you have to enter
gtk-print-backends = "file,lpr,cups"
Then lpr printing works with standard Debian packages. I think it
is a bug that this is not done automatically, or at least with
some warning during install. Anthony, I hope that this will work
in your case.
It will need some more research to find out why it worked by
default with the user-compiled versions, but I think I won't be