CUPS provides a portable printing layer for UNIX(r)-based operating systems. It has been developed by Easy Software Products to provide a standard printing solution for all UNIX vendors and users. CUPS provides the System V and Berkeley command-line interfaces.
CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol (IETF-IPP) as the basis for managing print jobs and queues. The Line Printer Daemon (LPD, RFC1179), Server Message Block (SMB), and AppSocket protocols are also supported with reduced functionality. CUPS adds network printer browsing and PostScript Printer Description ("PPD")-based printing options to support real world applications under UNIX.
CUPS also includes a customized version of GNU GhostScript (currently based off GNU GhostScript 4.03) and an image file RIP that can be used to support non-PostScript printers.
Author: Easy Software Products
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Build time (on reference hardware): 55% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 8.83 MB, 1034 files
Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils bzip2 coreutils diffutils findutils gawk gcc glibc grep gzip libjpeg libpng libtiff linux-header m4 make mktemp net-tools openslp openssl pam pkgconfig sed sysfiles tar util-linux zlib
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).