Package Details: lprng 3.8.C-9

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Package Base: lprng
Description: An Enhanced Printer Spooler
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Licenses: custom:Artistic
Conflicts: cups
Submitter: axs
Maintainer: djraymondnm
Last Packager: djraymondnm
Votes: 6
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2008-12-01 12:01
Last Updated: 2015-06-22 21:01

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asveikau commented on 2017-06-05 18:31


Wanted to note a few things.

1. PKGBUILD says it supports i686 and x86_64 but for a few years now I am running it on a raspberry pi without issue (armv6h).

2. Recently this package seems to have linker issues with libssl for me (openssl 1.1.0.f-1). I manually removed --enable-ssl as a workaround since I'm not using it on my LAN, didn't care to dig any further than that.

djraymondnm commented on 2016-04-05 23:54

This package was flagged out of date on 1 Jan 2016 because version 3.8.35 has become available on the original lprng website. The version used here is based on 3.8.32 and appears to have been forked by Debian people. I have tried to compile 3.8.35 from the original website with no success. Further examination suggests that Debian has put in a heroic amount of effort to make lprng compile and run. Furthermore, according to the change log in 3.8.35, no changes significant to Linux were made between 32 and 35. I therefore consider the current version 3.8.C up to date and I am removing the out of date flag.

djraymondnm commented on 2015-02-20 20:28

Regarding the comment by Grymer about the installation of lprng failing because /usr/sbin exists, I have solved this problem by forcing the installation of all binary files for lprng directly into /usr/bin. So, lprng installs cleanly now. Also, a filter that uses foomatic-rip has been added, so that the whole .ppd filter system can be used. This requires the installation of foomatic-filters-lprng from the AUR. Finally, a Wiki page now exists for lprng.

djraymondnm commented on 2015-01-18 23:09

Well, I'm stumped! I uninstalled lprng on my laptop and reinstalled it and I had no problem. Quite a few lprng programs get installed in /usr/sbin, but this should work with the link unless /usr/bin has some executables the clash with lprng executables. (This among other reasons is why cups conflicts with lprng.) I also have /usr/sbin as a symbolic link to /usr/bin (as it is supposed to be).

Glad you found a way to install.

grymer commented on 2015-01-17 23:46

It's definitely a symbolic link, and I'm using a fresh system installed from the '2015.01.01' ISO. Not sure why pacman complained.

djraymondnm commented on 2015-01-15 16:52

Hmmm... I haven't seen this. Are you sure that your '/usr/sbin' really is a link to '/usr/bin' at this point? If there is stuff in /usr/sbin when the filesystem upgrade is done, this upgrade might fail. If that is true, then you can just move stuff in sbin to bin and manually make /usr/sbin a symbolic link.

grymer commented on 2015-01-15 11:59

Compiled great, but Pacman install failed first time with message 'lprng: /usr/sbin exists in filesystem'. It installed okay by using the '--force' option. I guess this is because the filesystem package provides a symlink '/usr/sbin -> /usr/bin' ('/usr/sbin' now being deprecated).

acampbell commented on 2014-08-23 14:52

Tnanks: this now compiles without problems.

djraymondnm commented on 2014-04-12 23:53

Corrected a problem with gsfilter in version 5.

djraymondnm commented on 2014-02-21 16:20

I just uploaded a much cleaner version of the lprng package (-3), including a link to the reference manual on my website, as the original documentation website has just disappeared.

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