Quoting Steve Langasek (firstname.lastname@example.org): > A few years back, Samba upstream began using CUPS as the default printing > system whenever CUPS support was enabled. At the time, cupsys was Priority: > optional, and lpr as the standard Unix printing interface was Priority: > standard (or higher), so I patched the Samba packages in Debian to default > to BSD printing instead of CUPS. > > Today the circumstances have changed. It seems that lpr was demoted to > optional sometime before the etch release, putting it on equal footing with > cupsys in that regard, and CUPS itself has IME improved markedly since the > time that decision was made (I'm personally still not fond of the > implementation, but at least it does a better job of talking to printers for > me :). So I have two questions: > > - Is there any remaining reason why the Samba maintainers shouldn't drop > this patch, switching to CUPS as the default print system? I think that no objections to this was made so we might drop the patch. DO you agree, Steve, or should we wait longer for other comments? I vote for dropping the patch which is yet another step towards having samba in Debian as close as possible as its upstream. > - Should we consider raising the priority of cupsys to standard, to take the > place of lpr as an available-by-default printing system on stock installs? Here, we clearly don't seem to have any consensus, but anyway, *this* is not in samba maintainers hands, of course.
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