LPRng-style printer spec with CUPS?
Bryan K. Wright
bryan at ayesha.phys.Virginia.EDU
Tue Aug 24 19:59:04 UTC 2004
balay at fastmail.fm said:
> - CUPS obsoletes LPRng - so if using apt - it will always prompt to
> remove LPRng. (i just stick with yum)
I find that if I do the following, both CUPS and LPRng seem
to run fine:
rpm -e cups --nodeps
rpm -i LPRng-3.8.27-1.i386.rpm --replacefiles
rpm -i cups-1.1.20-11.1.i386.rpm
(The "--replacefiles" is necessary because the LPRng package I'm using
has two file conflicts: /etc/printcap from setup-2.5.33-1 and
/usr/share/man/man1/monitor.1.gz from perl-SGI-FAM-1.002-1.)
There's still a problem, though: If, instead of using rpm to
re-install cups, I use "yum install cups" the install procedure ends
up by un-installing LPRng. The same thing happens if I install an
earlier version of cups, then do a "yum update cups". This leads
me to believe that LPRng will be nuked the next time I do a "yum update".
I could always do a "yum --exclude cups update", but then I'd
have to manually watch out for cups updates.
Does anybody know what the philosophy is behind obsoleting LPRng
with the cups package? Could the Fedora Core developers be persuaded
to remove this?
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