OpenPrintingPPDs - PPD files from

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Distribution openSUSE Tumbleweed
Repository openSUSE Oss all
Package filename OpenPrintingPPDs-
Package name OpenPrintingPPDs
Package version
Package release 4.4
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Category Hardware/Printing
License GPL-2.0+ and MIT
Maintainer -
Download size 23.24 KB
Installed size 42.06 KB
To set up a printer configuration a printer description file
(PPD file) is required.
A printer description file is not a driver.
For non-PostScript printers a driver is needed
together with a PPD file which matches exactly
to the particular driver.
For PostScript printers, a PPD file alone is sufficient
(except for older PostScript level 1 printer models).
The PPD files are provided in the following sub-packages
depending on which kind of driver software is needed:
OpenPrintingPPDs-ghostscript provides PPDs
which use Ghostscript built-in drivers.
OpenPrintingPPDs-hpijs provides PPDs
which use the hpijs driver from HPLIP.
OpenPrintingPPDs-postscript provides PPDs
which need no driver.


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OpenPrintingPPDs - - -


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OpenPrintingPPDs =


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Binary Package OpenPrintingPPDs-
Source Package OpenPrintingPPDs-

Install Howto

Install OpenPrintingPPDs rpm package:

# zypper install OpenPrintingPPDs




2017-04-29 -
- call gzip -n to make build more reproducible
2014-04-08 -
- Fixed Fuji_Xerox-DocuPrint_CM305_df-Postscript.ppd
- Fixed HOWTO: Mention the Version X.Y.Z -> X.Y.Z.S change, see
the entry dated "Thu Apr  3 14:39:15 CEST 2014" below.
- Added
and inserted a matching description step in the HOWTO
- Fixed and enhanced makePPDtest for newer CUPS versions.
- Provide makePPDtest in the OpenPrintingPPDs main package
as /usr/share/doc/packages/OpenPrintingPPDs/makePPDtest
so that one can more easily do the last step of the HOWTO
"... install them and then run makePPDtest ..." by only
installing the OpenPrintingPPDs RPMs without sources.
2014-04-03 -
- Version upgrade to
The package version is the PPD-O-MATIC version mentioned in the
PPD files which is currently "PPD-O-MATIC (4.0.0 or newer)"
plus an additional trailing version number by openSUSE
(currently ".1") so that openSUSE package upgrades get
a strictly increasing sequence of versions.
- Define foomatic_rip_version 4.0.0 as the required minimal
foomatic-rip version by the PPD files.
- In exclude all PPDs
for all foo2* drivers to avoid any possible issues with
ZjStream printers and the related JBIG patent issues.
If such printers are supported, they would have to be supported
by an appropriate driver RPM that contains matching PPDs
and not by plain PPDs without driver from OpenPrinting.
2014-03-29 -
- update complete PPD database, current version is still 4.0.0
- fix script
to move all PPDs to the right directory (there are little changes
in 'FoomaticRIPCommandLine')
2013-02-22 -
- Added "BuildRequires: python-cups" to get special
RPM Provides tags for the printers supported by
this package (see SUSE Bugzilla bnc#735865).
2013-02-04 -
- update license to new format
2012-05-08 -
- Do not provide PPDs for the Ghostscript driver "lx5000" because
the driver is removed from the default build in Ghostscript,
see the "Built-in drivers for old Lexmark printers" mail thread
on dated June 2011 (bnc#760684).
2011-09-17 -
- Remove redundant tags/sections from specfile.
- Pick stronger compression.
2011-01-12 -
- Enhanced the sources by verbatim documentation and references
and install the GPLv2 as plain text file.
2010-12-28 -
- Do not install the "Generic GDI Printer" PPD because
there is no such thing as a "Generic GDI Printer",

See Also

Package Description
OpenPrintingPPDs-ghostscript- PPD files from which use Ghostscript built-in drivers
OpenPrintingPPDs-hpijs- PPD files from which use the hpijs driver
OpenPrintingPPDs-postscript- PPD files from for PostScript printers
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