LibreOffice and CUPS

Sergey Manucharian sm at
Sun May 15 20:49:55 UTC 2016

Excerpts from Kevin Oberman's message from Sun 15-May-16 13:23:
> On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 11:42 AM, Sergey Manucharian <sm at> wrote:
> > I've checked other programs like GIMP and Firefox. In the Print dialog
> > the show only "Print to file" and "Print to LPR", and they DO PRINT on
> > the default printer when the second option is chosen. LibreOffice does
> > not print on the "Generic printer" it shows.
> >
> > So that means that CUPS behaviour has changed, not LibreOffice's.
> >
> > I cannot build CUPS from ports, see the error log atatched.
> What is the output "make showconfig"  in print/cups? It is failing to
> properly understand something related to lib-frprnfd and the config has a
> lot to do with lib-depends.
It's default minus docs:

# make showconfig
===> The following configuration options are available for cups-2.1.3_2:
     AVAHI=on: Zeroconf support via Avahi
     DBUS=on: D-Bus IPC system support
     DOCS=off: Build and/or install documentation
     GNUTLS=on: SSL/TLS support via GnuTLS
     IPPTOOL=off: Internet Printing Protocol testing tool
     LIBPAPER=on: Paper size selection support via libpaper
     NLS=on: Native Language Support
     X11=off: Install desktop menu item
===> Use 'make config' to modify these settings

> That said, this looks a lot like an issue with the .Mk files which are part
> of ports, not the base system. Not sure that this is absolute, though, and
> is clearly linked to the make program, itself, which may have changed. I
> see the latest update was a couple of months ago.
> Do you know when your prior system was built? Was it earlier than r297040?
> (The old kernel should be /boot/kernel.old/kernel.)

Well, my previous system was r296485, however, since I don't use
printers frequently, not sure for 100% it wasn't broken, but it was
definitely working fine with r292595.


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