The nightmarish problem of installing a printer

perryh at perryh at
Sat Sep 18 22:13:29 UTC 2010

Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 15:10:45 -0700, perryh at wrote:
> > Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> > > I would like to have ONE thing that is used for printing,
> > > and that does support ALL printers ...
> > 
> > Isn't that exactly what CUPS is supposed to be?
> Obviously not.

Er, I said "is supposed to be", not "is" :)  "Common Unix Printing
System" certainly sounds as if the intent was to be the "ONE thing
that is used for printing".  Whether they did a good job of it is
another question entirely :(

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