Subject: Re: lpwrapper
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/26/2004 22:36:55
On Mon, 26 Apr 2004 12:18:39 -0700 (PDT)
"Jeremy C. Reed" <> wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Apr 2004, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> > > But it would be nice to have a wrapper so cups, LPRng, BSD lpr, pdq and
> > > others can be quickly used.
> >
> > Search the tech-userlevel@ archives.  I once proposed it (even with an
> > implementation of it, based heavily on mailwrapper), but there were several
> > objections :-(
> That thread ( is very
> long. I read most but not all.
> Where was that source?

Hmm maybe only in my local tree...  But it's just a matter of picking up
mailwrapper and doing several replaces in the code; very easy.

And if it can't make its way into the base system... yeah, a package sounds
good.  Assuming the package installs its files inside prefix and replaces
the real lp commands with links (or whatever)... how do you keep the right
/usr/bin/lp* files during a system update?


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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