How to access CUPS printer from wine applications ?

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Apr 26 22:09:42 UTC 2016

On Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:32:45 +0530, Manish Jain wrote:
> > Wine can be built with CUPS support but it isn't enabled by default so
> > you have to build your own package:
> >
> > cd /usr/ports/emulators/wine
> > make config
> > (enable the CUPS option)
> > make install clean
> Hi Tijl,
> Ah, I am on amd64, so I have to use i386-wine, not wine. The CUPS option 
> applies only to the wine port, not i386-wine - which can only be built 
> with MONO/GECKO options.

I have just checked this interesting solution on the i386 version.
I ran "wine wordpad", typed some nonsense, and hit Ctrl+P. The
printers known to CUPS did show up in the printer dialog, and
when the job was submitted, it appeared in the correct queue
(and got printed as intended). Well, I never tried that, but who
knows where it might be useful... :-)

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