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Common UNIX Printing System by Michael R. Sweet

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Chapter 2Building and Installing CUPS

This chapter shows how to build and install the Common UNIX Printing System. If you are installing a binary distribution from the CD-ROM or CUPS Web site, proceed to the section titled “Installing a Binary Distribution."

Installing a Source Distribution

This section describes how to compile and install CUPS on your system from the source code.

Getting the CUPS Source Code

The CUPS source code is provided on the included CD-ROM. For a typical Linux system you will need to run the following commands to access the source code

mount /mnt/cdrom ENTERtar xvzf /mnt/cdrom/cups/cups-version-source.tar.gz ENTER

where version is the version of CUPS that is on the CD-ROM.

The most recent version of CUPS is always ...

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