On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 11:55:51AM +0100, Roberto Nunnari wrote: > I'm new to Debian and am currently busy trying to set up > a print-server based on Debian, cups, hplip and pykota > (and maybe samba). (snip) > - What is your experience with cups? Works fine with just my single computer and printer at home. Look at the printer database at http://linuxprinting.org/printer_list.cgi to find out how great your chances are to get your printers funcioning under Linux, if you haven't yet. Also, that same site has a recent tutorial on cups that may help. http://linuxprinting.org/tutorial.html (snip) > - How comes that the latest version of hplip that I can > get via apt is 0.9.2 (released 18 Apr 2005) while on > http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=16846 > is available version 0.9.7? See output below: > > pcm3080:~# dpkg -l hplip > Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold > | Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed > |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: > uppercase=bad) > ||/ Name Version Description > +++-==============-==============-============================================ > ii hplip 0.9.2-2 HP Linux Printing and Imaging System > (hplip) Look at the Debian package page for hlip at http://packages.debian.org/hplip. It will tell you that Debian stable has version 0.9.2, testing has 0.9.3 and unstable has 0.9.7. So I guess you are running stable, which is confirmed by your sources.list. For a server this is almost always the best option. Sorry for answering just two of your questions. ;-) HTH, -- Maurits van Rees | http://maurits.vanrees.org/ [Dutch/Nederlands] Public GnuPG key: http://maurits.vanrees.org/var/gpgkey.asc "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably in themselves will not be realized. Make big plans." ---Daniel Hudson Burnham.
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