the usefulness of HPLIP?

Tod Merley todbot88 at
Tue Mar 28 06:32:01 UTC 2006

On 3/27/06, Luca Manganelli <luca76 at> wrote:
> Hi, I have HPLIP daemon. But I have cupsd, too. Can I remove the HPLIP
> ? What is its usefulness?
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Hi Luca!

Two different parts of printer support HPLIP (driver and accessory support)
and CUPS (Application to Drivers Connector).  See Below:

HPLIP link:

Cupsd link:

See the link in the above to cupsd.conf for an idea of cups linking and
control options.

I believe you would do well to keep them both.

I hope this helps,

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