FreeBSD 11, Xfce, and printing

David Christensen dpchrist at
Mon Jan 23 03:50:40 UTC 2017


I have a computer with:

toor at freebsd:/root # freebsd-version

toor at freebsd:/root # uname -a
FreeBSD freebsd 11.0-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE-p1 #0 r306420: Thu 
Sep 29 03:40:55 UTC 2016 
root at  i386

toor at freebsd:/root # pkg info xfce | head -n 1

I wanted to print a document today.  I went looking for:

Application Menu -> Settings -> Printing

It does not exist.  All I see is:

Application Menu -> Settings -> Xfce 4 Printing System Settings

CUPS is missing from the left-hand pane.

When I try to print from within LibreOffice Writer, the choices 
available in the Print dialog are not encouraging:

Print to File...
Generic Printer

So, I installed:


Which said:

===>   NOTICE:

This port is deprecated; you may wish to reconsider installing it:

Depends on unmaintained x11-toolkits/libxfce4gui.

Application Menu -> Settings -> Printing still does not exist, and the 
LibreOffice Writer Print dialog still does not look encouraging.

Any suggestions for getting CUPS working?


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