AW: [Desktop_printing] Role of CUPS and error handling

Robert L Krawitz rlk at
Thu Mar 30 17:08:10 PST 2006

   Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 15:58:38 +0200 (CEST)
   From: Johannes Meixner <jsmeix at>

   On Mar 30 08:40 Robert L Krawitz wrote (shortened):
   >    Since Suse Linux 9.1 YaST uses only PPDs to set up queues (do not
   >    confuse YaST with the Red Hat tool),
   > Exactly -- the proliferation of vendor-supplied tools, each of which
   > uses a different mechanism, creates chaos.

   Now I understand you!

   Suse: no out-of-the-box CUPS web-frontend
   Mandriva: no support for same PPDs in various languages
   Red Hat: not based upon PPDs (but on Foomatic XML data)
   Debian: something else


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