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From: "Dylan Garrett" <dylan.garrett@...>
Subject: Re: Can't emerge xfce4 with installed lprng. :-(
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 11:40:00 -0400
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 5:41 AM, Alan Mackenzie <acm@...> wrote:
> Hi, excellent people!
> Having got X11 installed and "working", I need a window manager.  Why
> not XFCE, as supplied on the installation disk?
> # emerge xfce didn't work - "Portage: Don't know what xfce is".
> Scrabbled aroud /usr/portage, then # emerge xfce4 started working.
> Why the 4 do I have to type xfce4, not xfce?  Anyhow, that's a minor
> point.
> The major point was that portage refused to install xfce because it said
> that
>    [blocks B     ] net-print/lprng (is blocking net-print/cups-1.3.7-r1)
>    [blocks B     ] net-print/cups (is blocking net-print/lprng-3.8.28)
>     * Error: The above package list contains packages which cannot be
>     * installed at the same time on the same system.
> .  I.e., it wants to override my decision to use lprng as print program
> and put in cups instead.  This is a bit of a cheek!
> Why isn't xfce configured merely to install "some print daemon", rather
> than specifically cups?  For that matter, why must it install a print
> daemon at all?  Not every X user has a printer or wants to print.
> What can I do about this?  I really don't want to have to install cups.
> --
> Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

Like Sebastian said. Just disable the cups useflag (add -cups to the
USE section of your make.conf) and Xfce should no longer depend on

Can't emerge xfce4 with installed lprng. :-(
-- Alan Mackenzie
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