Re: xprint - why?
From: Clive Menzies (clive_at_clivemenzies.co.uk)
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 16:58:56 +0000 To: email@example.com
On (23/11/04 10:46), Jacob S wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 16:15:14 +0000
> Clive Menzies <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On (23/11/04 08:52), Jacob S wrote:
> > > On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 06:41:32 -0600
> > > Nate Bargmann <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > * Bill Wohler <firstname.lastname@example.org> [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
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 ;)
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