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Re: [trinity-users] How to remove or not install CUPS? (standard install)

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:04:00 -0400
On Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:06:34 -0400
Snidely Whiplash <therealgrogan@...> wrote:

> You can't completely remove CUPS on a Linux distribution, because it's a
> hard dependency for a lot of things.

General-purpose binary distros fold CUPS in and include support for it in
everything because they want to be a "plug-and-play" experience for people
who know nothing about Linux.  Linux without CUPS, however, is certainly
possible--the Pi3 blinking happily to itself above my desk has never had
CUPS installed, because it doesn't need it in order to fulfill its role.

E. Liddell