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Re: FYI, installing cups renders firefox unable to print
On Fri, Jul 06, 2018 at 05:42:07PM -0500, John D. Baker wrote:
> I first ran into that a couple of years ago.
> There's a control you can add to firefox:
> Name: print.postscript.cups.enabled
> Status: user set
> Type: boolean
> Value: false
> so firefox won't try to use cups even if it is installed but not active.
> Last I heard, ryoon@ was going to add that as a default to future firefox
> packages, but I guess it didn't happen.
> Of course, as you found, simply removing cups works as well.
> I disable cups globally with in PKG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS+=-cups, but openjdk8
> claims it as a build dependency, so if you built/updated openjdk8 on
> the same system on which you now run firefox, you will have cups (cups-base
> these days, actually) installed anyway.
Thank you! this is really informative!
Thierry Laronde <tlaronde +AT+ polynum +dot+ com>
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