why CUPS depends on XFree86 libraries?

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sat Mar 13 06:41:32 PST 2004

On Sat, Mar 13, 2004 at 05:11:44PM +0800, Zhang Weiwu wrote:
> Hello. I have a old pentium P166 box in the corner of my office running 
> FreeBSD 5.2. I wish to connect my printer on it and make it a print server. 
> "pkg_add -rv cups" pulls down lots of depended packages, it pulls down 
> XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_6 for dependency.
> Just to be courious, does CUPS has anything to do with X11?

The GUI tools need a GUI ;-) The base printing utilities do not; you
can just install cups-base and cups-lpr if you don't need the GUI

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