Subject: Re: lpwrapper
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/20/2003 14:54:04
On Thu, 20 Mar 2003, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> [ On Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 20:12:04 (+0100), Julio Merino wrote: ]
> Why don't you just install CUPS with LOCALBASE=/usr and be done?
> > I don't want to remove or change anything in the base system, as it will
> > be overriden in the next update (no, I don't want to tweak my makefiles
> > nor sources).  Using a wrapper is like "replacing your system utilities
> > with theirs", but in a clean way.
> If you equate "update" with "update base+packages" then nothing will be
> overwritten in any update even if CUPS is installed in the base system
> hierarchy because you'll always re-install CUPS after any update of the
> base system and be as happy as you could possibly be in that situation.

IMHO, *that* would suck. Most of us are free to upgrade the base
system or X or packages independently as the need arises, or as the
whim strikes us, and you'd lose that.

There must be some long-time users of CUPS or LPrng around. How are
they dealing with the issues now? (...and where are they? ;-))