From: Justin Mason (jm at domain jmason.org)
Date: Mon 18 Oct 1999 - 18:55:25 IST
> i was just wondering if anyone here has tried CUPS (the common UNIX
> Printing System) and is it worth replacing lpr with,does it replace lpd
> aswell? and are their any dificulties with other programs when trying to
> print,for example would i need to change the print command in netscape or
> does cups create a new '/usr/bin/lpr' ?
> Its just because redhat have found another security problem with lpr and
> have updates on their servers (to 0.43-2),whereas cups has reached 1.0
> already! their isnt even a rpm for cups available (that i can find anyway)
> would it be best to leave it a while so it can be tested more,or has it
> been worked on longer than i think?
You might want to check out LPRng, www.astart.com/lprng . I haven't been
keeping track of it, and I have a vested interest as I maintained (and
wrote loads of) its predecessor, PLP, but it's been around for ages and
should be pretty cool at this stage.
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