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Re: Another CUPS rant.-a little overboard

On Sun, Sep 04, 2005 at 08:01:10AM -0500, akonstam trinity edu wrote:

> Again an obvious point that can't be overlooked. You can't use the
> straight CUPS interface to configure printers if you don't have
> printer drivers available. system-config-printer has legacy drivers
> left over from its older incarnations so that program succeeds in
> configuring the Canon BJ-200.

No, this isn't really fair.  They are not "legacy drivers" -- these
come from foomatic's database.

The thing that system-config-printer provides that the CUPS web
interface is foomatic integration, and this allows automatic (i.e. no
user intervention) set-up of locally-connection printers for local

I have been saying for quite a while now that system-config-printer
needs re-writing so that it configures CUPS in a way that
inter-operates with CUPS' own web interface.  Someone needs to do some


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