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CUPS printer drivers and backends are deprecated

Extract from lpadmin man
CUPS printer drivers and backends are deprecated and will no longer be supported in a future feature release of CUPS. Printers that do not support IPP can be supported using applications such as ippeveprinter(1).

It might be needed to update the wiki accordingly. shirenn (talk) 08:57, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

It might also be worth mentioning IPP-over-USB which allows for IPP to be used over USB (thus alleviating the need for printer drivers for printers that support this). The Debian Wiki has a pretty good article that covers IPP-over-USB. -- Flyingpig (talk) 09:05, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Why is the Parallel Port section still there?

I don't think this is actually necessary. For one, parallel ports have been obsolete since the late 1990s and are only available as PCIe cards anymore. Second, the official CUPS website ( has nothing on parallel ports at all. Why is it even there? Should we remove it? Sperg512 (talk) 17:16, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

I think it's plausible that some companies, especially in industrial settings, run extremely old printers that may well use parallel ports. That said, I doubt anyone would care if the parallel port content were removed from this page. Thesqueakychair (talk) 17:02, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
I run some dot matrix printers at home for fun and the older ones as well the recent ones (e.g. Epson FX-890(II), 2017 market introduction) still have a parallel port. I run them from a Touch Dynamic point-of-sales terminal which also has a parallel port in it. It it not very ancient, it has an 2012 Intel CPU in it. So I very much care about the parallel port section in CUPS and vote for not having it removed. Thanks! Raphcode (talk) 21:30, 18 October 2021 (UTC)
Sounds reasonable, thanks for mentiong your use-case. Closing -- Alad (talk) 13:03, 19 October 2021 (UTC)