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

Martin-Éric Racine q-funk at iki.fi
Mon Jun 29 13:57:15 UTC 2009

2009/6/29 Steve Kostecke <steve at debian.org>:
> "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 and, due to the volume of print
> jobs, we have the print job banner pages disabled. It is not possible to
> disable these banner pages in CUPS.

Yes, it is. I don't have banners here at all. Check the printer
configuration options.

> Couple this with the fact that the lpr interface is deprecated by CUPS,

It remains available for those who absolutely need lpr, but it's been
packaged separately.

> 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.

A more proactive action would be to file bug reports against the PPD
provided with CUPS or Guttenprint for your particular printer.


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