[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#472660: Bug#472660: xfprint4: needs dependency on 'a2ps'

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Mar 25 16:41:29 UTC 2008

On mar, 2008-03-25 at 09:16 -0700, David Witbrodt wrote:
> Package: xfprint4
> Version: 4.4.2-1~bpo40+2
> Severity: normal
> I have been configuring my printer, an old HP DeskJet
> 6122 inkjet model, to work on Etch.  After
> successfully setting up the printer with the CUPS web
> interface, and configuring 'lpoptions' so that 'lp'
> and 'lpr' have nice-looking output, I then moved on to
> configuring GUI
> apps.  I use XFCE4 instead of Gnome or KDE.

> I am currently using the backports.org version of
> XFCE4 (see above), but previously was using the
> version available from the standard Etch
> repositories.  I believe the old version at least had
> a "Recommends" on 'a2ps' and 'psutils', but this
> backports version has
> only a "Suggests" on 'psutils' and no mention of
> 'a2ps' at all in its dependencies!

It seems that this was removed on 4.4.0 because it was “not needed
anymore”. I can't really remember the rationale, and can't test here, as
I don't have a printer. If you could try on an pure sid system, it'd be

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