[blfs-dev] [BLFS Trac] #3413: CUPS 1.6.1

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 15:58:55 PDT 2012

Armin K. wrote:
> On 08/03/2012 09:59 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> I'm not sure why we would need to host files that are available at
>> openprinting.org.  Is it just that you want to lock in a developemnt
>> version?
> Well, those are snapshots, and are always named after the current day,
> ie for today, package name is foomatic-db-4.0-20120803.tar.gz. There are
> also two files, foomatic-db-4.0-current.tar.gz and
> foomatic-db-current.tar.gz, which are possibly symlinks to
> date-versioned one. I guess we could use -current, but ... If some
> change occours, we might not be prepared. That's why I asked to have
> some snapshot on the servers and write and/or correct instructions for
> that one only.

OK, I'll get those and copy them to anduin.

>> BTW, I have a postscript printer (HP) that also understands PCL.  Is
>> there something you would like tested?  I generally run the printer off
>> my wife's computer, but I can switch it to my LFS development system for
>> testing.  The printer is parallel only and I use a parallel<->usb
>> converter cable, but my development system can use either parallel or usb.

> Well, any help (it works or not) is welcome. Paralel and serial backends
> are also dropped from Cups and moved into cups-backends package. I'll
> see if I can get done new instructions tomorrow so you can see if that
> setup actually works. I don't have any printer, I just look at
> documentation and try to incorporate any new changes.

OK, I'll test what you come up with.

   -- Bruce

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