CUPSLITE.txt   [plain text]

CUPSLITE - CUPS v1.5svn - 2009-09-21

This file describes how to compile the lightweight version of CUPS called
"CUPS-Lite".  If you want to use the full version of CUPS, read the
"INSTALL.txt" file instead which describes how to compile and install the
regular version of CUPS.


    As its name implies, CUPS-Lite is a lightweight version of the CUPS software
    that is targeted for environments where resources and/or OS support for a
    separate printing system is limited.  Printers are advertised using DNS
    service records (aka Bonjour or DNS Service Discovery) and support printing
    of JPEG, PDF, and Universal Raster Format (URF) files.  The latter is a
    multi-page image format described in RFC NNNN, "Universal Raster Format -
    image/urf MIME Sub-type Registration".


    You'll need ANSI-compliant C and C++ compilers, plus a make program and
    POSIX-compliant shell (/bin/sh).  The GNU compiler tools and Bash work well
    and we have tested the current CUPS code against several versions of GCC
    with excellent results.

    The makefiles used by the project should work with most versions of make.
    We've tested them with GNU make as well as the make programs shipped by
    Compaq, HP, SGI, and Sun.  BSD users should use GNU make (gmake) since BSD
    make does not support "include".

    Besides these tools you need the JPEG library for image and PostScript
    printer support, HPIJS for HP printer support, and mDNSResponder for
    printer discovery and advertising.  PDF printing support on Linux and
    Windows requires the Xpdf or Poppler software.


    The CUPS Subversion repository doesn't hold a copy of the pre-built
    configure script.  You'll need to run the GNU autoconf software (2.60 or
    higher) to create it:



    CUPS uses GNU autoconf, so you should find the usual "configure" script in
    the main CUPS source directory.  To configure CUPS-Lite for your system,

	./configure --with-components=cupslite

    The default installation will put the CUPS software in the "/etc", "/usr",
    and "/var" directories on your system, which will overwrite any existing
    printing commands on your system.  Use the "--prefix" option to install the
    CUPS software in another location:

	./configure --with-components=cupslite --prefix=/some/directory

    To see a complete list of configuration options, use the --help option:

        ./configure --help

    If any of the dependent libraries are not installed in a system default
    location (typically "/usr/include" and "/usr/lib") you'll need to set the
    CFLAGS, CPPFLAGS, CXXFLAGS, DSOFLAGS, and LDFLAGS environment variables
    prior to running configure:

	setenv CFLAGS "-I/some/directory"
	setenv CPPFLAGS "-I/some/directory"
	setenv CXXFLAGS "-I/some/directory"
	setenv DSOFLAGS "-L/some/directory"
	setenv LDFLAGS "-L/some/directory"
	./configure --with-components=cupslite ...


	CFLAGS="-I/some/directory" \
	CPPFLAGS="-I/some/directory" \
	CXXFLAGS="-I/some/directory" \
	DSOFLAGS="-L/some/directory" \
	LDFLAGS="-L/some/directory" \
	./configure --with-components=cupslite ...

    The "--enable-debug" option compiles CUPS with debugging information
    enabled.  Additional debug logging support can be enabled using the
    "--enable-debug-printfs" option - these debug messages are enabled using the
    CUPS_DEBUG_LOG environment variable at run-time.

    CUPS also includes an extensive set of unit tests that can be used to find
    and diagnose a variety of common problems - use the "--enable-unit-tests"
    configure option to run them at build time. [TODO: make these work with
    cupslite build]

    Once you have configured things, just type:

	make ENTER

    or if you have FreeBSD, NetBSD, or OpenBSD type:

	gmake ENTER

    to build the software.


    Run the following command to test cupslite on port 8631:

        cupslite/cupslite -p 8631

    This mode advertises three virtual printers that simulate typical inkjet,
    B&W laser, and color laser printers.