printing problems lpr/lpd misbehavior ?

Soren Schmidt sos at
Sun Nov 23 08:51:48 PST 2003

It seems Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Soren Schmidt <sos at> writes:
> > Disregard above, some crappy port has installed "cups" which apparently
> > has its own "lpr" command, nice...
> Sorry, but *you* are the "crappy port".  CUPS is intentionally split
> into several ports so that the parts that other ports depend on
> (cups-base) can be installed separately from the front-end (cups-lpr)
> and the only port that depends on the front-end is the meta-port,
> which itself has no dependents.

"parse error" it sneaked in as a dependency of something else, I *newer*
installed cups here (and its also now *gone*)...

> You should consider this a golden opportunity to try out CUPS, which
> is much easier to set up than the base system's lpd, and has far
> better support for modern printers (including the ability to configure
> printer options such as resolution, quality, duplex etc.).

No thanks, lpd does the job quite nicely, with close to *no setup* 
so it cant be much easier :)


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