Re: cups ppd files

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On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 01:19 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Markku Kolkka wrote:
> >> Whatever they do, it is crazy to have two different programs
> >> with the same name.
> > 
> > There's just one program, "printconf", and a bunch of symbolic
> > links to it. If you go through the symlinks in /usr/bin/, the
> > consolehelper program will ask you the root password before
> > running printconf as root.
> Well, consolehelper does not appear to me to be a symlink to anything.
> Obviously the programs are related - it would be bizarre if they weren't -
> but to have two programs with the same name which do different things
> seems to me a recipe for confusion.
> It means that if I type system-config-printer
> the effect depends on the definition of $PATH on my system.
> To me it is just one more piece of evidence
> that whoever wrote this program did not think carefully enough
> about what precisely the program is meant to do.
You are confirming what I keep saying. Do not use system-config-printer.
Use the cups web interface.
In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. --
Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982
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