What's the difference between hpcups and hpijs printer drivers?

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 7 20:23:14 UTC 2013

On 7 July 2013 20:42, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 07, 2013 at 12:57:21PM -0500, Noah Duffy wrote:
>> On Jul 5, 2013, at 3:35 AM, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
>> > When I install my Photosmart 2575 printer I get offered two printer
>> > drivers: hpcups 3.12.6 and hpijs, 3.12.6.  Is there any difference
>> > between them and which should I choose?
>> I do believe the hpijs package is released by HP themselves (probably just
>> modified from the cups package). I'm sure both would work fine, but I would
>> maybe lean towards the HP package as it may support your printer better.
> Thanks, that's at least an opinion, no one else seems to want to know.

Google led me quickly to numerous links which suggest that Noah is correct.


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