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Philip Murray webmaster@o...
Tue Aug 13 11:45:55 NZST 2002


I personally found CUPS much easier to use than either LPRNG or lpd.
It's web interface is nice, if you didn't know it had a web interface,
goto http://localhost:631/

You can get drivers for almost any printer from
Not to mention it's also support by Samba.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Cree [mailto:cree@p...] 
> Sent: Tuesday, 13 August 2002 9:41 a.m.
> To: wlug@l...
> Subject: Re: [wlug] cups
> V K writes:
>  > > I am running cups as the printer daemon under Suse 8.0.  
> Rpm -q cups  > > reveals version 1.1.12-69 is installed.  > 
>  > Ensure your yast modules for cups are current. There were 
> updates.  > 
>  > Did you use yast to configure it or did you do it the long way?
> Yast is that which came with Suse 8.0 CDs.  Yes, I did use 
> yast in this case (unusual for me - I usually get frustrated 
> with yast and go back doing it the proper way - edit the 
> configuration files myself - much shorter and quicker and 
> gets done exactly what I want. Anyway, since Suse have 
> abandon support of a non-X window based yast, yast has been 
> rendered practically useless.  How do you configure a machine 
> when you don't have X running or when you don't have physical 
> access to the machine and have to get to the console through 
> a serial port???  That's a major problem with yast imho. Btw, 
> what is the long way to configure a machine?  Use a 
> disassembler and edit the object code whilst it is in memory 
> and then force it back to the disc?  You can rest assured 
> that I have long ago given up such practices!)
>  > might tell you something. I briefly switched to cups and 
> didn't think  > it was as well supported, I didn't like it 
> and went back to lprng.
> Well, that raises interesting questions.  I admit that I have 
> found that standard lpr (BSD lpd), from my experiences with 
> other Unices, is pretty limited and assumed that the case 
> would be similar on Linux.  That is why I went to cups.  Your 
> comments above suggest I might be wrong on that assumption.  
> Anyone care to comment further on the pros/cons of cups versus lpd.
> Michael.
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