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Re: [debian-printing] Packaging of vendor PPD files.

On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 22:56 +0000, Roger Leigh wrote:
> > * PPDs in PPD collection packages should be put in
> >   /usr/share/postscript/ppd/<vendor>/.
> OK.  Just a note: Gimp-Print will be split like so:
> gimp-print/$version/$language_$region/ so tools will have to cope with
> a "deep" tree.

Yes, they should be able to do that. But do they need to be
locale-aware as well in order to select the correct $language_$region

> > * A meta package, ppd-all, should depend on all PPD collection
> >   packages.
> I'd prefer ppd-common or ppd-base (I take "all" imply "everything").

Well, it's not a base package, it's a meta package. So ppd-all should
depend on all ppd-* packages, not vice versa. The point is that you
can install ppd-all to get all PPDs for all different printers, if you

> I take it that /usr/share/postscript/ppd would be provided by ppd-all.
> What else would this package provide (if anything)?

See above.

> /usr/share/ppd seems OK to me.  If we used /usr/share/postscript, if
> there anything else that it could be used for?

The only thing I can think of is Postscript fonts, but they're already
in /usr/share/fonts/type1. I guess the reason for choosing
/usr/share/postscript/ppd was simply that Redhat's printtool used that
directory. Let's use /usr/share/ppd instead.

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