Activating the CUPS snmp backend in Ubuntu Feisty

Mike Fedyk mfedyk at
Wed Feb 28 21:54:55 UTC 2007

Till Kamppeter wrote:
> Hi,
> on the IRC I talked with pitti about activating the CUPS backends which
> were de-activated by Debian by moving them into
> /usr/lib/cups/backend-available. The three de-activated backends are
> serial, scsi and snmp.

How does this relate to using avahi for printer discovery?  Are there 
any other systems that use snmp for printer discovery where using snmp 
will make them "just work" also?

If the snmp backend for cups does get activated, Feisty is probably 
better than Feisty+1 LTS because we probably don't want to add a lot of 
new features in a LTS release cycle.  Instead focus should be on bug 
fixing and polish instead of new features.

Speaking of that, what does everyone think of making it policy to 
feature freeze during *all* LTS release cycles?  This way new features 
are only developed in non-LTS releases and have more time to mature 
before the next LTS release.


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