[LUNI] Long stange trip.
richard at rushlogistics.com
Thu Mar 24 15:59:19 CST 2005
LPRng would be
> one package that could
> be added to Extras, although, you'd have to be a
> serious masochist to
> volunteer to fix the LPRng bugs. Thats why we
> dropped it for cups in the
> first place, it wasn't buggy, it was infested.
No offence Tom, but in 3 years using LPRng across a
network with half a dozen clients I've never
encountered one bug.
OTOH, cups won't even correctly execute the simple lpr
lpr -P lp at 192.168.0.4 document1
Here an apparent Fedora developer complains about cups
Bugzilla Bug 128024 cups obsoletes LPRng
Among other thinks he sais:
" CUPS does not nearly provide the functionality
available in LPRng
(for example, you cannot print to lpd queues which use
"This unfortunate problem with up2date and
cups has put a serious hitch in MIT's plans to
lpr printing functionality to our user community."
Based on the fact that a google search of "cups sucks"
returns 75 matches while "lprng sucks" only returns 15
and based on the content of those search results --
most of the "LPRng sucks" results were actually people
responding to "cups sucks" by writing "LPRng sucks
too" -- I'd say there's a lot more people dissapointed
I stand in great appreciation of RH and Fedora -- and
of great RH employees like Tom -- but based on what I
see I'm concluding, atleast for now, that it's cups
that is buggy and LPRng that is very stable and
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