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Re: Printing packages




Cindy-Sue Causey <butterflybytes@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> 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
> installers...
>
> 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.
>
> AND/OR....
>
> 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
> "printer-driver-gutenprint":
>
> +++++++++++
>
> candycane@northpole:~$ apt-cache depends printer-driver-gutenprint
> 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
> printer-driver-gutenprint
> Reverse Depends:
>   gutenprint-doc
>   printer-driver-all-enforce
>   printer-driver-all
>   cups
>   parl-desktop-strict
>   cups-daemon
>
> +++++++++++
>
> Just thinking out loud........ Most definitely not as succinctly as
> Brian. *indubitably*
>
> Cindy :)

Well, he only answered to my first question... ;-)

thanks,

Rodolfo