The new cups ports seem to not recognize usb printers on FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE

eculp eculp at
Sun Dec 6 14:06:19 UTC 2009

End of Story.  I recompiled cups without LIBUSB and the 7.2 servers  
can now print.  Such a simple solution still makes me think that a  
note in ports/UPDATING could be a real time saver.

I want to thank Matt, Gary, Steve and Brian for their help.

have a great weekend,


Quoting Matt Dawson <matt at>:

> On Sunday 06 Dec 2009 11:17:52 you wrote:
>> On Sunday 06 Dec 2009 00:00:03 freebsd-ports-request at wrote:
>> > > An option WITH_LIBUSB was added to the cups-base/Makefile.  That's
>> > > probably what Dirk meant.
>> >
>> > Thanks for the explanation, Gary.  I have it set with make config but
>> > just hardcoded it into the Makefile and am recompiling but I doubt it
>> > will change but there is still hope. ;)
>> The attached patch works on 8.0-RELEASE for me, restoring the non-libusb
>> functionality. Leave the libusb option disabled and just compile as
>>  normal.
> Gah, sorry about the subject line. Won't happen again.
> --
> Matt Dawson
> matt at

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list