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Re: Printing with lprng; no CUPS! :-)

On 06/14/07 16:19, s. keeling wrote:
Florian Kulzer <florian.kulzer+debian@icfo.es>:
 On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 17:21:50 +0000, s. keeling wrote:
Damned near
everything drags in CUPS.  I already had lprng installed, and
foomatic-* wanted to remove it and install CUPS.  Should I just
 Is it really that bad as far as CUPS is concerned? I have stable,

(0) heretic /home/keeling_ aptitude show foomatic-gui
Package: foomatic-gui
State: not installed
Version: 0.7.7
Priority: optional
Section: gnome
Maintainer: Chris Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org>
Uncompressed Size: 258k
Depends: python, python-foomatic (>= 0.7.7), python-gtk2 (> 2.6), python-gnome2,
         python-glade2, gksu, python-gnome2-extras
Recommends: netcat, pconf-detect, nmap, smbclient

Note, I have python-foomatic installed.  I don't see cupsys in there

(0) heretic /home/keeling_ aptitude -s install foomatic-gui
The following packages will be automatically REMOVED:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  aspell aspell-en binutils cpp cpp-4.1 cupsys cupsys-bsd cupsys-client cupsys-common
  esound-clients esound-common fam foomatic-gui gcc gcc-4.1 gconf2 gconf2-common gksu
  pkg-config poppler-utils python-cairo python-glade2 python-gnome2
  python-gnome2-desktop python-gnome2-extras python-gtk2 python-numeric
  python-pyorbit samba-common sgml-base shared-mime-info smbclient sudo tdb-dev
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 packages upgraded, 145 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 17.7MB/57.0MB of archives. After unpacking 201MB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] n

I rest my case.

User-Agent: slrn/ (Debian)

No wonder it wanted to pull in 145 packages: you're a text mode octogenarian! You're probably also running NetBSD on a VAX 11/785.

Those of us not pining away for a VT101 on our desks already have the needed dependencies installed.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!

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