[Printing-architecture] resend notes from last week

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 01:58:11 PDT 2006

Fujinaka, Todd wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Till Kamppeter [mailto:till.kamppeter at gmail.com]
>>But third-party CUPS drivers go into /usr/lib/cupss/filter and
>>/usr/share/cups/model. So there is third-party software which goes into
> Yes, this is wrong, AFAIK. CUPS can have 3rd party drivers /usr (in
> specific places) as long as the distro provides them. Other people (like
> printer manufacturers) are not allowed to add to /usr.
>>So third-party CUPS drivers are violating the standards currently, due
>>to requirements of CUPS.
> Yes. Currently this is what CUPS does. Mike Sweet said he'd change
> things around to allow other directories (correct me if I'm wrong).
> I keep harping on the FHS because it's a requirement of LSB, and I'm
> working on the LSB project. We'd like to have the printing directory
> structure in LSB, but if the printing directory structure conflicts with
> the FHS we'd have ambiguities. Ambiguous standard won't be much use to
> anyone.

Then I would suggest that we settle on


dor the PPDs which make part of the distribution and


for the drivers which make part of the distribution.

The third-party PPDs go into


and the third-party drivers into


Are more directories needed?



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