Is anyone still using /usr/bin/lpr ?

Sascha Wildner saw at
Mon Oct 28 09:27:48 PDT 2013

On Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:05:50 +0100, Francois Tigeot <ftigeot at>  

> Hi,
> As far as I know, cups has been the only way to print on modern printers
> for years now.
> The lpr binary from the base system also conflicts with lpr from the cups
> package.
> Is someone still using the base /usr/bin/lpr and related binaries ?
> I'm seriously wondering whether it's still worth it to keep it...

Why does it need removing?

We can just detect the presence of the CUPS lpr and stop building our own  
in that case. The port already disables the base tools for that purpose  
(by doing a chmod 0 on them).


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