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Re: Using more than one driver for a laser printer?

On Wed, 2004-11-03 at 13:50 -0700, CW Harris wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 12:29:49PM -0800, Rich Rudnick wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-11-03 at 19:39 +0000, Adam Funk wrote:
> [...]
> > > 
> > > Thanks for that info.  As I said in another post in this thread,
> > > modifying /etc/printcap alone didn't seem to have any effect---does my
> > > lpr command (from the packages I listed above) use it at all or not?
> > > 
> > No, CUPS doesn't use printcap, or at least it doesn't with the version
> > in unstable.  
> > 
> > cupsys-bsd provides the lpr used with CUPS, which is a near replacement
> > for for the bsd lpr. IIRC it is missing a few options and has a few of
> > it's own, but I've never had any incompatibilities with programs
> > expecting bsd's lpr. In other words, just use localhost:631/admin to
> > define your printers, ignore /etc/printcap and everything should work as
> > expected.
> Rather than ignore it, I think it is better to link /etc/printcap to the
> CUPS printcap file (/etc/printcap.cups by default IIRC), then applications
> that try to use /etc/printcap will be using the correct one.

Except that I don't have an /etc/printcap.cups :) The changelog states
that it's been moved to /var/run/cups/printcap, 'since it's generated
and non-editable', and says 'take care of the /etc/printcap symlink.'
Don't know what that means, since my existing /etc/printcap was
generated on Feb 28 by cupsys and is not a link. I think I need to look
at the bug reports.

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