I am using the Debian Sarge Distro.
I found, through an apt-search that the correct term for "cups" to be installed is "cupsys".
So, "apt-get install cupsys" worked.
Cups is now working and can see my TCP/IP printer. Unfortunately, the Minolta Printer will not print. I found the Linux Printer driver for this PagePro 9100 Boat Anchor and downloaded it.
Now, how do I install this driver? It is a .tar file and the only instructions I saw dealt with using KDE, Gnome or some other GUI. I am working from a command line because all I got out of the GUI's were glitches and problems.
I looked at cups, but did not see any command for installing printer drivers or even a way to update them.
There is no such command as ./configure for the printer driver. The .tar is just a zipped file with all of the different language drivers. The install text only talks about using rpm's for the debian install??? That doesn't sound right.
Just copying the driver into the cups driver directory didn't work either.
I had to edit the PPD file before it would pass the cupstestppd testing. It was missing two required pieces of information.
I then found the documentation on the CUPS website for doing command line installation of a printer. I used the command "/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p PagePro -E -v http://192.168.2.11:35
I received the error "lpadmin: Unable to connect to server: Resource temporarily unavailable"