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Re: Renaming cups to cups-base and depend on cups-filters

On 11/12/17 21:24, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 08:53:37AM +1300, Mark Davies wrote:
On 13/11/17 03:30, Pierre Pronchery wrote:
I understand however that some users do not care about a functional
cups, and therefore do not want the extra few megabytes of cups-filters

Note that cups-filters is only required on machines that run a cups
server.   I have many machines that use cups quite happily that don't
have cups-filters installed as they only use the client libraries.

Note though, that upstream actively discourages client-only operation and wants a cups server running on anything using cups.<>. Yes, that is stupid.

It's even more restricted. Whether cups-filters is needed depends on the
type of printer as well. I.e. if the local server is only forwarding to
another IPP enabled device, you often don't need cups-filters too. This
change was seriously rushed...

This is my impression, too. Any chance to have it rolled back, and re-thought?


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