using cupsd instead of base lpr [was Re: [HEADS UP] Kernel
modules don't work properly in FreeBSD 8.1-RC1 (solved)]
gljennjohn at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 24 08:38:43 UTC 2010
On Thu, 24 Jun 2010 10:30:26 +0200
Alban Hertroys <dalroi at solfertje.student.utwente.nl> wrote:
> On 24 Jun 2010, at 9:23, Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> > On Wed, 23 Jun 2010 18:15:09 -0700
> > Ted Faber <faber at isi.edu> wrote:
> >> (/usr/local/bin/ preceeds /usr/bin in my path so I can use the lpr
> >> commands from cupsd, though it's evidently a bit of a dangerous idea.)
> > [trimmed Cc]
> > I use cupsd and have these settings to get around using the base system
> > lp stuff:
> > in /etc/src.conf - WITHOUT_LPR=yes
> > and these symbolic links in /usr/bin
> > lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 17 Mar 18 2009 /usr/bin/lp -> /usr/local/bin/lp
> > lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 24 Mar 18 2009 /usr/bin/lpoptions -> /usr/local/bin/lpoptions
> > lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 18 Mar 18 2009 /usr/bin/lpq -> /usr/local/bin/lpq
> > lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 18 Mar 18 2009 /usr/bin/lpr -> /usr/local/bin/lpr
> > lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 19 Mar 18 2009 /usr/bin/lprm -> /usr/local/bin/lprm
> > lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 21 Mar 18 2009 /usr/bin/lpstat -> /usr/local/bin/lpstat
> > and /usr/bin is _before_ /usr/local/bin in my PATH.
> Wouldn't it be easier to alias those commands instead of physically replacing them?
> In my .tcshrc I have:
> alias lp /usr/local/bin/lp
> alias lpq /usr/local/bin/lpq
> alias lpr /usr/local/bin/lpr
> alias lprm /usr/local/bin/lprm
> I only have /usr/local/bin/lpoptions on my system (7-STABLE), so I guess that's exclusive to CUPS, hence no need for me to alias it.
That's a valid option, of course. My thought was that the base lp isn't
being installed anyway so it's just as simple to use symbolic links.
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