Free software is a cornerstone of any modern
free society. We build this foundation.
With your help, we will raise $450,000 this
winter to make this foundation even stronger.
Donate today, and build us up for 2014.
Foomatic is the printer/driver database of Linuxprinting.org. The XML-based system integrates free software printer drivers with all common spoolers (CUPS, LPRng, LPD, GNUlpr, PPR, PDQ, CPS, etc.) in UNIX. It generates printer/driver description files which, together with spooler-specific filter scripts, allow easy setup of print queues with access to all driver options. Foomatic ships with every major distro and its Web site is used as a reference by vendors. It is an up-to-date and distribution-independent repository of printer and driver data, scripts, and utilities, accompanied by the wealth of knowledge, tips and tricks, solutions, and enlightenment provided by its newsgroups.
DocumentationUser README included; User guide included (see the USAGE file); User tutorials available in HTML format from http://www.linuxprinting.org/linux-kongress-tutorial-2002.html
released on 27 February 2004
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||28 January 2003|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Required to use||wget *or* cURL|
|Required to use||libxml 2.x|
|Weak prerequisite||espgs; See also http://www.linuxprinting.org/database.html for a list of compatible printers and drivers|
|Required to use||Perl|
|Required to use||make|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 January 2009.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.
The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution itself.