Re: xprint - why?

From: Clive Menzies (clive_at_clivemenzies.co.uk)
Date: 11/23/04

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    Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 16:58:56 +0000
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    On (23/11/04 10:46), Jacob S wrote:
    > On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 16:15:14 +0000
    > Clive Menzies <clive@clivemenzies.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    > > On (23/11/04 08:52), Jacob S wrote:
    > > > On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 06:41:32 -0600
    > > > Nate Bargmann <n0nb@networksplus.net> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > * Bill Wohler <wohler@newt.com> [2004 Nov 23 06:12 -0600]:
    > > > > > Anyway, if someone could explain or point me to a document or
    > > > > > thread(which I couldn't find) that explains why we need xprint,
    > > > > > how it fits in, and what programs it replaces, I'd appreciate
    > > > > > it.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > I'm probably not alone ;-).
    > > > <snip>
    > > > > Since they still depend on xprt I've continued to use the
    > > > > mozilla.org packages.
    > > > <snip>
    > > >
    > > > Actually, that's not true. "apt-cache show mozilla-firefox" reveals
    > > > that xprt is now only in the recommended line, instead of the
    > > > Depends line. In mozilla-browser it's in the Suggests line. I have
    > > > been following the latest Mozilla browser in Sarge while keeping
    > > > xprt and friends uninstalled. Works great, no special tricks
    > > > necessary.
    > >
    > > I had trouble printing from mozilla-firefox for a while until ps
    > > printing via cups was resupported. But I still have the xprt printers
    > > in firefox's printer list. When I try to remove xprt-xprintorg and
    > > xprt-common, aptitude complains: x-window-system depends on
    > > xprt-xprintorg.
    > >
    > > Can I safely uninstall them?
    >
    > Probably not without a bit of work. x-window-system seems to be a meta
    > package that doesn't really provide anything, it just depends on a bunch
    > of other stuff - all the things that developer thought should be in a
    > basic x-window-system - including xprt.
    >
    > I don't have x-window-system installed on my machine, as I wanted a
    > little tighter control over my programs. This made uninstalling xprt* a
    > breeze.
    Thanks Jacob

    For now I will adopt "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach. I am
    unsure of what removing x-window-system entails ... something to explore
    when I have more time ;)

    Regards

    Clive

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