Printer/driver database of Linuxprinting.org
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.
28 January 2003
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Weak prerequisite||espgs; See also http://www.linuxprinting.org/database.html for a list of compatible printers and drivers|
|Required to use||make|
|Required to use||wget *or* cURL|
|Required to use||Perl|
|Required to use||libxml 2.x|
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