For discussion of Alpine Linux development and developer support

1

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

Isaac Dunham
Details
Message ID
<20150729012842.GC1924@newbook>
Sender timestamp
1438133323
DKIM signature
missing
Download raw message
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.


Thanks,
Isaac Dunham



---
Unsubscribe:  alpine-devel+unsubscribe@lists.alpinelinux.org
Help:         alpine-devel+help@lists.alpinelinux.org
---
Natanael Copa
Details
Message ID
<20150818140156.0a2ae273@ncopa-desktop.alpinelinux.org>
In-Reply-To
<20150729012842.GC1924@newbook> (view parent)
Sender timestamp
1439899316
DKIM signature
missing
Download raw message
On Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:28:43 -0700
Isaac Dunham <ibid.ag@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!


---
Unsubscribe:  alpine-devel+unsubscribe@lists.alpinelinux.org
Help:         alpine-devel+help@lists.alpinelinux.org
---