Printing for the Impatient
Subject:   hahaha the irony of this article is just rich
Date:   2003-11-20 09:49:42
From:   anonymous2
"Printing on a UNIX-like operating system has traditionally given headaches to even experienced sysadmins."

"Specify the WITHOUT_CUPS=yes environment variable when building gimp-print; we'll use standard lpd(8) in this article and to avoid the clutter of CUPS."

Last time I installed a printer with cups and gnome it took 10 seconds (20 with the apt-get), but by all means you should continue to use lpd and arcane setups for maximum l33tness.

Full Threads Newest First

Showing messages 1 through 1 of 1.

  • RE: hahaha the irony of this article is just rich
    2004-01-02 10:19:42  anonymous2 [View]

    i have tried CUPS installations on a couple of sites (FreeBSD/Samba small office servers), and i always end up back with lpd. it's small, reliable, efficient, and effective. CUPS is a fine piece of software, but so is LPD.