[Pkg-cups-devel] Bug#510882: more details needed (about CUPS and LPRng)

Steve Kostecke steve at debian.org
Mon Jun 29 12:54:55 UTC 2009

"Martin-Éric Racine" said:

>Why are you running LPRng along with CUPS on the same host?

I've been using LPRng for over a decade on both our home and office
LANs (including for printing between LANs across a VPN).

Over 99% of our printing is via lpr. The only reason why I've installed
CUPS is that the latest versions of many GUI applications seem to print
a bit quicker with it.

Due to the volume of print jobs we generate, we have the print job
banner pages disabled. It is not possible to disable these banner pages
in CUPS. Couple this with the fact that the lpr interface is deprecated
by CUPS, and with the fact that CUPS actually degrades the print quality
of jobs sent to my laser printer, I don't see myself switching entirely
to CUPS.

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