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Old 30th December 2007, 08:38 AM
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CUPS Apple and Linux

CUPS is now the property of Apple - the creator of CUPS is employed there.

I would like to stop using CUPS - I dont trust apple, sorry. That isnt possible without rebuilding 137 packages. (I believe).

Does anyone -

1) know of a way to stop using CUPS? (Linux appears to be married to it)
2) know why Linux is dependent on CUPS - is this a good idea? (I dont think so)

With Balmers threatening IT law suits against open source and now this - my old BSD is looking better and better.

I hope this is fixable.

I know I know, you LOVE CUPS and cant understand why I would want to drop it. But I do.
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Old 30th December 2007, 12:48 PM
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This thread mentions some alternatives: http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L...3-09/0835.html Watch your dependencies if you're thinking of removing CUPS.
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Old 31st December 2007, 02:03 AM
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I attempted a yum remove cups, but aborted when I realized I was about to lose 137 packages.

Dependence to this extent may not be a great idea. (I have questions about kde for the same reasons)

Someone should revive GNUlp.
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Old 31st December 2007, 03:36 AM
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Originally Posted by JimBodkins
Someone should revive GNUlp.
It's GPLed. Have at it.

Apple makes me nervous, even more so than Microsoft. But as long as they abide by their promise to continue releasing CUPS under the (L)GPLv2, I think things will be okay.

FWIW, I've had some successes with LPRng, but that was a long time ago. Your mileage may vary, but it would be interesting to know how that works for you if you try it. It's still under active development, I think.
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