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Printing now working in April64

January 09, 2015 — BarryK
Printing is broken in my alpha-quality Quirky April64 6.89. See recent posts for announcement and background on this release.

I found that cups-filters is needed. See homepage:
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/openprinting/cups-filters

That page explains that from cups 1.6, many filters and drivers were removed from the cups package and maintained as a separate package, cups-filters.

OK, but cups-filters also requires 'qpdf' package. it also seems that the 'ijs' package is required.

qpdf home:
http://qpdf.sourceforge.net/

I compiled those three, now printing works.

These will be compiled in T2, and will be in my next build of April64.

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Note, I had to study the compile order. It needs to be in this sequence:

libpng
freetype
libidn
fontconfig
libjpeg
libtiff
ijs
cups
lcms2
cairo
pango
gdk-pixbuf
gtk+
poppler
ghostscript
foomatic-filters
qpdf
cups-filters

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