I have several new engineers who want to be able to configure a printer
without using "printtool" (which requires X, unfortunately). However,
they're chickens and don't want to vi /etc/printcap. Is there a printtool
for text mode?
How can you configure a printer for a server that has not had X loaded on
it besides the vi /etc/printcap way?
There's no such tool at the moment (if you want to write one, you're more than welcome to do so ;) ).
Assigning this to the person handling printing as a feature request.
There is a new printconf system. It is part of this system's medium term goals
to be able to import settings from another system's configuration, so that one
machine with X can be used to configure many without it. printtool will see no
further development, as printconf is already becoming more robust.