Description of problem:
Please make gutenprint-cups package installed by default. Without it, many canon and epson printers (for example, all canon pixma series printers) will not be recognized automatically.
Doesn't gutenprint-foomatic cover this?
No, many drivers are missing (Canon Pixma series is what I was looking for) until I installed gutenprint-cups.
This is because the main foomatic package does not have entries for these printers, but the gutenprint-foomatic kit does not include any printers at all (only the driver and its options) so as to avoid conflicting.
Needs further analysis.
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(In reply to comment #1)
> Doesn't gutenprint-foomatic cover this?
No, it doesn't, and it can't. We should install gutenprint-cups instead of gutenprint-foomatic.