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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/print

"Nia Alarie" <> writes:

> Module Name:	pkgsrc
> Committed By:	nia
> Date:		Sat Feb  8 15:45:17 UTC 2020
> Modified Files:
> 	pkgsrc/print: Makefile
> Removed Files:
> 	pkgsrc/print/libgnomecups: DESCR Makefile PLIST distinfo
> 	pkgsrc/print/libgnomecups/patches: patch-libgnomecups_gnome-cups-i18n_c
> 	    patch-libgnomecups_gnome-cups-init_h
> 	    patch-libgnomecups_gnome-cups-printer.h
> 	    patch-libgnomecups_gnome-cups-queue.h
> 	    patch-libgnomecups_gnome-cups-request.h
> Log Message:
> print: Remove libgnomecups - no longer part of GNOME
> Last release in 2008. Not used by anything in pkgsrc, near as I can tell.

It turns out that libgnomeprint, with the cups option, even with the bl3
of libgnomecups removed, fails to build:

  checking for LIBGNOMECUPS... no
  configure: error: Package requirements (libgnomecups-1.0 >= 0.2.0) were not met:

  Package 'libgnomecups-1.0', required by 'virtual:world', not found

I am unclear on whether it makes sense to have a cups option in printing
these days.

Can anyone explain what such an option is trying to do, and whether
removing it is giving up anything useful?

(Note that I did not request opinions of the form "cups is stupid and on
one should use it"; the question is really about what is best practice
on a system that does have cups.)

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