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Re: Printing packages

On 3/4/17, Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat 04 Mar 2017 at 18:18:03 +0000, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> In order to print, I used to do:
>>  # aptitude install cupsys cupsys-bsd cupsys-client libcupsimage2
>> cups-driver-gutenprint cupsys-driver-gutenprint gs-esp
>> , but now cupsys seems not to exist any more.  Please, what packages now
>> should
>> I install in place of those above?  I'm running Sid.
> cupsys disappeared many, many moons ago. You want
>   apt-get install cups

Brian's answers are always wonderfully short. Yay, him! :D

What I do for something like this (when I don't know something like
that cupsys is no longer) is I go down the line trying to install the
various packages by themselves, too. Sometimes (aka *not always*) that
will trigger my favored package manager to install the newer version
replacement as part of the dependency functions of the various package

When that doesn't work, I regress to attempting a package manager
query using only outstanding pieces of the name (e.g. "gutenprint")
related to whatever package appears to no longer be available.


Another angle of attack is to query for the "depends" and "rdepends"
(reverse depends) of any notable package names among the list I might
be trying to install. An example is that i just tried


candycane@northpole:~$ apt-cache depends printer-driver-gutenprint
  Depends: libc6
  Depends: libcups2
  Depends: libcupsimage2
  Depends: libgutenprint2
  Depends: libusb-1.0-0
  Depends: cups
  Depends: cups-client
 |Depends: cups-filters
  Depends: <ghostscript-cups>
  Suggests: gutenprint-doc
  Suggests: gutenprint-locales

candycane@northpole:~$ apt-cache rdepends printer-driver-gutenprint
Reverse Depends:


Just thinking out loud........ Most definitely not as succinctly as
Brian. *indubitably*

Cindy :)

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