I see that the current Raw Hide has an LPRng package, which makes me
suspect that you're going to drop your lpr package in favor of LPRng in the
next RedHat release.
If you do decide to drop lpr completely, you should know that netatalk
printing through papd doesn't work with LPRng.
I have netatalk patches to make it sort of work, but they do not provide
the full functionality that is available when netatalk is used with lpr. I
can send you the patches if you're interested in them.
We're going to replace lpr with LPRng and keep shipping lpr in Powertools for
people who need it.
I'm definitely interested in seeing your patch.
Created attachment 778 [details]
patch (old, perhaps no longer completely correct) patch for netatalk + lprng
I've attached my patch. Note that you need to make sure LPRNG is defined when
you compile netatalk, or the patch won't do anything. Note also that I haven't
done anything with this patch in a long time, so I do not know if it is still
current. Finally, note that I never implemented viewing the queue or removing
jobs from the queue via PAP with LPRNG -- those bits of functionality were never
important enough to me to be worth implementing. But for printing jobs, I found
that this patch worked just fine with lprng.
I'm reseting this to an enhancement, as we don't even ship any apple talk tools
at the moment, but I've rebuilt the printconf system to the point where adding
this back in is not that hard.