Gutenprint entering unstable
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Gutenprint (the new name for Gimp-Print 5.0) will enter unstable
today, and a number of changes come with it.
I have made a great deal of effort to ensure smooth upgrades, and it
was uploaded to experimental two weeks ago for further testing, but
there may be rough edges. Please report any problems during or after
the upgrade to debian-printing, or file bugs against the appropriate
* CUPS (cupsys-driver-gimpprint) users should upgrade without problems
(there's a dummy transitional package). They might need to tweak
the printer settings by hand afterwards. If the colour balance is
way out, you might want to replace the PPD with a new one (the
settings are preserved from the old PPD, but these may no longer be
* ijsgimpprint users will be transitioned to ijsgutenprint with a
dummy transition package. However, any ijsgimpprint-using scripts
or programs *will break*, due to the binary being renamed to
ijsgutenprint.5.0. These will need fixing.
* LPRng users may have problems, depending on their filter setup.
Users of the gs 'stp' filter should switch to 'ijs' with the
'ijsgutenprint.5.0' IJS server. Users of the ijsgimpprint driver
should switch to ijsgutenprint.5.0.
* Foomatic users should install the new Foomatic data
(foomatic-db-gutenprint). This does not yet conflict or replace the
old foomatic-db-gimp-print, but may do so in the future if there is
* gs-gpl and gs-esp *must* remove the STP patch. If they don't, they
will shortly FTBFS after libgimpprint1-dev is removed.
There also appears to be an issue with the IJS driver: it won't
allow the use of a symlink to a binary as the IJS server name. The
Gutenprint IJS server is installed as /usr/bin/ijsgutenprint.5.0.,
but a symlink is provided as /usr/bin/ijsgutenprint for convenience
(packagers should always use the versioned name).
* apsfilter must remove the STP option (currently marked deprecated),
and the ijsgimpprint option must be renamed to ijsgutenprint.
The maintainer of the ijs and gutenprint source packages has been
changed to "Debian Printing Group <firstname.lastname@example.org>".
I am currently the only Uploader, but I would like to get them group
maintained, so any printing maintainers who are interested in either
should get in touch.
I would also highly recommend any maintainers of printing or
printing-related packages to subscribe to debian-printing.
Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/
Debian GNU/Linux http://www.debian.org/
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