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Re: [vox-tech] Linux to Linux printing

On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 07:44:02AM -0800, Henry House wrote:
> The traditional way to share printers under Unix and Linux is lpd (the
> daemon half of lpr, which together with the lp* utilities for users
> constitutes the BSD printing system). I use this at my office because
> it is simple to configure (at least for me --- all my printers are
> postscript lasers) and does not require lots of support packages like

What packages are you referring to?  The necessary packages (like
cupsys-bsd for the BSD commands) will already be installed on Ubuntu
systems.  CUPS is arguably just as easy to configure so installing LPRng
may be more trouble than its worth at this stage.

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