Java without CUPS

Chris Hill chris at
Fri May 22 00:56:24 UTC 2009

On Thu, 7 May 2009, Polytropon wrote:

> On Wed, 6 May 2009 22:34:52 -0400 (EDT), Chris Hill 
> <chris at> wrote:
>> 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.
> Just as an information: Gimp (Gutenprint) installs CUPS, allthough I 
> already have apsfilter (HP Laserjet 4000 PCL). When printing, Gimp 
> still tries to "connect to server" (lpstat).

Ah, I didn't know that. It would be nice if they didn't assume... well, 
never mind.

> But I think it's possible to delete CUPS from the system after
> JDK is compiled successfully: CUPS isn't listed in RUN_DEPENDS
> so it doesn't seem to be required for running JDK / Java.

That seems like a reasonable workaround, being that I'm lazy and all :^)

Thank you for being the voice of reason, and for the obscure Homer 

> Polytropon
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