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#1 2014-10-20 08:04:52

Registered: 2009-09-19
Posts: 27

python2-pycups stops providing pycups

Hello there,

I currently have installed cloudprint-daemon-git from the aur, and it depends on pycups. This used to be provided by python2-pycups, at least until version 1.9.66-2.
Now, updating my systems brings python2-pycups 1.9.68-1, which doesn't provide pycups anymore.

Another package depending on pycups was system-config-printer, but apparently its newer version dropped this dependency, and instead only relied on python-pycups directly.

Is there a reason why pycups was introduced ? What is the best move for cloudprint-daemon now ? To depend on python2-pycups directly ?
Thanks !


#2 2014-10-20 14:12:52

Bug Wrangler
Registered: 2012-09-01
Posts: 7,689

Re: python2-pycups stops providing pycups

It provided "pycups" for backward compatibility until packages updated their dependencies to the new name. You're just way behind.


#3 2014-10-21 15:18:28

Registered: 2011-03-19
Posts: 27

Re: python2-pycups stops providing pycups

But that doesn't solve the problem with cloudprint-daemon.


#4 2014-10-22 08:49:40

From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 8,204

Re: python2-pycups stops providing pycups

Looks like that package needs updating, if current maintainer doesn't respond to the out-of-date flag for a while (say 2 weeks), you can request it to be orphaned so you (or someone else) can take over.

Multi-init booting with apg Openrc and systemd coexisting
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them


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