linux_compat libcups

Da Rock freebsd-questions at
Tue Mar 22 02:39:30 UTC 2011

Hi guys. Another minor issue is getting printers recognised in linux 
programs. For user functionality cups is the key- so avoiding it is 

I dumped from a F10 rpm, but this didn't work; aside from 
the fact it was an older library which I wasn't entirely sure would be a 
close enough hack.

Do I need to install a complete cups client to make this work? Does the 
library need to match the client? The latter I ask because the programs 
appear to create a system call to lp/lpr, so I would assume the 
libraries don't need to be an exact match. The libraries seem to only 
query cups for available printers.


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