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Old 09-09-2005, 10:43 AM   #1
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LPRng and CUPS


Hi folks,

BLFS 6.1

I'm prepared to install CUPS-1.1.23.

Would skipping installing the recommended dependencis, libjpeg-6b, libpng-1.2.8, and libtiff-3.7.3, affect its installation and operation?

Regarding LPRng-3.8.28 whether it has to be installed simultaneously. OR I can select either of them.

TIA

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Old 09-09-2005, 02:20 PM   #2
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On the dependencies, they probably won't affect the operation much. Although they're used by a lot of packages besides CUPS and they don't take long to install, so why not install them anyways?

I'd say just install CUPS, I don't believe I've seen anyone with LPRng installed really.
 
Old 09-09-2005, 05:05 PM   #3
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CUPS is probably the best way to go. If you happen to have an old program that expects the lpr protocol, there is a way to support those within CUPS.

The web-based admin frontend (http://localhost:631) is probably its nicest feature. It supports most printers, even some oddball ones, and seems to work right out of the box.
 
Old 09-09-2005, 08:12 PM   #4
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Hi folks,

Tks for your advice. I prefer CUPS. I am aware some folks use Uli's script for printing. I don't know what it is. Any pointer? TIA

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