Help with CUPS reconfiguration

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Nov 5 23:23:53 UTC 2009

On Thu, 5 Nov 2009 17:22:39 -0500, stan <stanb at> wrote:
> It tells me how to configure cups, but as far as I can
> tell, it does not tell me how to get cups to regenerate /etc/printcap,
> which is what I need to do.

I have very few experience with CUPS (prefer apsfilter or PS),
but as far as I understood, the printcap file is altered
every time a printer is changed. So when you remove the
existing printer and create it again, all files should be
regenerated, both the /etc/printcap file as well as the
files in the /usr/local/etc/cups subtree.

Deleting and recreating still sounds like the "Windows"
way of doing things, but due to my impression that CUPS
is designed in a way that it appeals this special kind
of users' expectations, this may be the only way to achieve
your goal.

Magdeburg, Germany
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