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From: Dylan Garrett <dylan.garrett@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Can't emerge xfce4 with installed lprng. :-(
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 15:40:03
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Can't emerge xfce4 with installed lprng. :-( by Alan Mackenzie
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 5:41 AM, Alan Mackenzie <acm@×××.de> 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 cups.