Java without CUPS

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Thu May 7 05:14:19 UTC 2009

In the last episode (May 06), Chris Hill said:
> I know that, since my printer speaks Postscript, I don't need CUPS. But
> some of the ports I'm installing want to install CUPS as a dependency. 
> The first one I happened across was java/jdk16, but I'd be surprised if
> there weren't more.
> Could it be as simple as
>    # make -DWITHOUT_CUPS install
> ? I see no such possibility in either the config options or the Makefile 
> for jdk16, and google was no help.
> It's not like the disk space costs anything nowadays, but I chafe at
> installing unneccesary bloat on my system.  If it can't be done I'll deal,
> but I'd like to stay CUPS-free if possible.

Take a look at PR 120718.  The same files work for the jdk7 tree, too, if
you happen to track that.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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