Why is CUPS required?

Victor Lavaud victor.lavaud at gmail.com
Mon May 20 09:57:43 UTC 2013

I find it intriguing that ./configure fails when it cannot find CUPS,
and I wonder if this is because I did something wrong, or the configure
script is not flexible enough, or the underlying source code cannot work
without cups.
I believe there is a number of cases where CUPS has no reason to be
present: servers, printerless computers.
Other Java implementations don’t require it either.


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