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Well, ALL my printers, network and USB, have CUPS-based drivers. One only has a CUPS-based driver and not any other type.

What is wrong with CUPS for the single user printing systems?

I use a Ubuntu desktop with 4 different printers, one being an older USB printer. I have not had any problems with CUPS based drivers.

I still use 3.4.6, so I do not know about, but my question is why CUPS is not appropriate for desktops with attached printers. Never have heard this before and I have been using CUPS since Ubuntu 9.04.

On 04/29/2012 02:10 AM, Bob Melson wrote:
Just installed as an update in FreeBSD (8.3, AMD64 and i386) and
am unable to configure printers following the LibreOffice help page for
installing printers under unix.  As well, there is no default printer.

Following the help page instructions, I have gone to
<install-path>/libreoffice/program and have attempted to run spadmin.
Doing so, I receive an error message (message panel) telling me that no
printers can be installed because the file system is read-only, but no
indication what filesystem it's referring to.  So, where do I look or,
better yet, what do I do to get my printers configured?

I've been told, informally, that LO has gone from supporting lpd/lp
printing to a cups-only regime.  If so, I suggest that this is a major
blunder since cups is not appropriate for many situations - small
installations with few users, desktops with attached printers, etc.
What's the truth here?

Bob Melson

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