Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65587
qt requires on libcups.so ???
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:53:31 EDT
Description of Problem:
qt rpm packages dependences are astonishing - all depend on libcups.so.2 !!
What, particular printing system is required to use qt toolkit ?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
qt-3.0.3-11 and related qt packages
Steps to Reproduce:
This is intentional.
Qt is a very powerful toolkit - it includes support for printing (code-wise,
this is very comfortable - you just treat the printer like the screen).
It needs to get a list of available printers. With lpd/LPRng, the only way to
do this is to parse /etc/printcap (and every application uses its own way to
do that -- rather messy). With CUPS, you get libcups, and an application just
calls a function and has a list of printers.
Because of this, Qt requires the CUPS *libraries* to support printing with
CUPS. It does NOT require the actual CUPS spooler to be used.
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