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Re: [alpine-devel] Time to drop foomatic-filters?

From: Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:01:56 +0200

On Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:28:43 -0700
Isaac Dunham <ibid.ag_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> It appears that foomatic-filters has been merged into cups-filters
> as of a year and a half ago.
> But we have a package in testing/ from before then.
>
> Unless we intend to support busybox lpd (currently disabled), lprng
> (not packaged), gnuspool (not packaged), or some other printing system,
> it would make sense to delete this package.
> If we want to support an alternate printing system, it would make sense
> to rebuild it without cups support and conflict with cups-filters.
>
> foomatic-db-engine would also need rebuilding, with the dependency
> switched to cups-filters and dependencies on perl and possibly bash
> added.


This is finally done. I purged foomatic-filters.

Thanks!


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