On Thu, 7 May 2009, Polytropon wrote:

On Wed, 6 May 2009 22:34:52 -0400 (EDT), Chris Hill <ch...@monochrome.org> wrote:

I know that, since my printer speaks Postscript, I don't need CUPS. But some of the ports I'm installing want to install CUPS as a dependency. The first one I happened across was java/jdk16, but I'd be surprised if there weren't more.

Just as an information: Gimp (Gutenprint) installs CUPS, allthough I already have apsfilter (HP Laserjet 4000 PCL). When printing, Gimp still tries to "connect to server" (lpstat).

Ah, I didn't know that. It would be nice if they didn't assume... well, never mind.

But I think it's possible to delete CUPS from the system after
JDK is compiled successfully: CUPS isn't listed in RUN_DEPENDS
so it doesn't seem to be required for running JDK / Java.

That seems like a reasonable workaround, being that I'm lazy and all :^)

Thank you for being the voice of reason, and for the obscure Homer references.

From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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