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Re: CUPS backend plugins

On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 02:53:29PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:

> The other CUPS backend which is shipped separate from CUPS itself is the
> one in samba-client. That one is just shipped in the samba-client RPM,
> and CUPS has a trigger script which makes a symlink to it from
> /usr/lib/cups/backend/ on installation of samba-client.

It was done this way by historical accident I think.  However, it
works now so there seems little point in changing it in that case.

> Is there a reason why the trigger is done that way round -- in the
> _cups_ specfile rather than the samba one? Or why we can't ship the
> extra CUPS backend in a separate 'bluez-utils-cups' RPM which puts
> it directly into /usr/lib/cups/backend/ instead of making the
> symlink in a trigger script? Or any of the other possibilities?

That certainly sounds like the best thing to do for new packages.  It
would be best to keep the knowledge of that backend in the package
that provides it.


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