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Re: Firefox no print issue



On Saturday June 4 2005 03:28, Jim Hall wrote:
> Results of suggestions.
> Tried the Postscript entry; same bad result.
> Looked for all pkgs related to xprint. Found: xprt-xprintorg, xprint,
> xprint-common. When I tried to remove them, that would also remove
> x-window-system! That seems like xprint is a necessary component and
> can't be separated from X.

x-window-system is just a metapackage (a bunch of dependencies) that can be 
removed without any worries.

> So, if cups is the system default why did xprint stick it's nose into
> Firefox's business? If I can't remove xprint, is there any way to change
> it? Or, is this a Firefox problem, since no other app seems to be affected?

It's a Mozilla problem. Xprint is an initiative that spawned from the Mozilla 
project. It's basically a translator that converts the X protocol to 
Postscript. Also, it's pretty telling that the version in Debian is 
0.1.0.alpha1-10, with no corresponding release being offered by the project 
itself. It might get better with a transition to X.org which Xprint seems to 
have become a part of.

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