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newkind
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Update cups-filters

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Hi,

I'm having issues with my CUPS printing server and printing PDF's. I'm getting errors about bad filters in cups-filters.

Apparently it was a bug that has been already fixed per this forum topic: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/62251

The version of `cups-filters` available in the `apt-get install` is pretty old.

I'd like to request this package to get updated.

Thanks!
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Joulinar
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Re: Update cups-filters

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Hi,

many thanks for your message. But I guess DietPi is the wrong recipient of your request. Because DietPi did not maintain any Debian packages. Packages are just installed from official sources. I guess you would need to get in touch with package maintainer and ask for an update.
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newkind
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Re: Update cups-filters

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Thank you for the reply. Can you please tell me what package source does the DietPi use, so I'd know where to add my request?

Thanks!
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Joulinar
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Re: Update cups-filters

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you can use following command to check which source is used.

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apt policy <package>
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newkind
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Re: Update cups-filters

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Thank you for the info!
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MichaIng
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Re: Update cups-filters

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Lol I just checked their website for compiled binaries, a repo or such: https://www.cups.org/software.html
Binary Releases

Free binaries are available elsewhere - search Google to find them.
:D

Zero info about how to compile, requirements etc, however there is a configure.ac in the code, so starting with build essentials and autoconf and hit and fail yourself through the errors to find all dependencies etc.

Helpful are the Debian build logs: https://buildd.debian.org/status/fetch. ... 9590&raw=0 (link might become invalid quickly e.g. with next build)
Overview: https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=cups
There you see the build dependencies, tools and steps they (basically the debhelper suite) does. This can often be followed 1 to 1 until the deb package build begins.

If someone is able to tinker around and find nice build options etc we might consider to provide own up-to-date packages, if those are too outdated in current Debian repo and benefits of new versions are worth it.
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