cups-base and cups-lpr - installing from ports

Phil Reynolds phil at
Mon Feb 2 09:37:40 PST 2004

I have satisfactory use of cups-base and cups-lpr, but I believe it
should be possible to install them somewhat more correctly, so that the
following happen:

1) The system's standard lpr command is replaced by the cups one,
   without any manual alteration to the PATH being required.

2) portupgrade -a ceases displaying the messages:

   **  'print/cups-lpr' is marked as IGNORE:
           "is forbidden: "Changes ownership of system directories""
   (and the same for cups-base)

Naturally, it will be necessary to prevent make world installing the
standard lpr but I can already see how to do that.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Phil Reynolds
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