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Old 07-25-2007, 03:43 PM   #1
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Distribution: Fedora Core 2 - Slackware 12
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How to create/install a custom CUPS version

I have a printer that is connected to a usb print server (USR5461). Unfortunately the printer doesn't work via the usb print server. The reason for this is the the print server doesn't fully support the ipp protocol. With a small change in ipp.c I can get my printer working. I have already done it on Fedora Core 2 and now I want to build a custom version for Slackware 12. What is the best strategy to do this? For example:

- remove the current cups version with removepkg and
- configure make and make install


- directly configure make and make install without the removal of the current version


- remove the current cups version with removepkg and
- create a tgz of the custom cups version
- install the new cups.tgz with installpkg
Old 07-25-2007, 06:57 PM   #2
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I'd do a variation of your last option:

- create a tgz of the custom cups version
- install the new cups.tgz with upgradepkg



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