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

			Hi Hauke, tech-pkg@,

On 13/11/2017 10:55, Hauke Fath wrote:
> 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
>>>> installed.
>>> 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?

If you find a better way, I'll be happy to use it.
In the meantime, a rollback would be a regression.


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