foomatic-db-engine - Foomatic database access, printer admin, and printing utils

Distribution: PCLinuxOS
Repository: PCLinuxOS x86_64
Package name: foomatic-db-engine
Package version: 4.0.8
Package release: 1pclos2011
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 985.08 KB
Download size: 985.08 KB
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Foomatic is a comprehensive, spooler-independent database of printers, printer drivers, and driver descriptions. It contains utilities to generate PPD (Postscript Printer Description) files and printer queues for CUPS, LPD, GNUlpr, LPRng, PPR, and PDQ using the database. There is also the possibility to read the PJL options out of PJL-capable laser printers and take them into account at the driver description file generation. There are spooler-independent command line interfaces to manipulate queues (foomatic-configure) and to print files/manipulate jobs (foomatic printjob). This package contains the tools for accessing the Foomatic database, for printer administration, and for printing.



  • foomatic-db-engine = 4.0.8-1pclos2011
  • foomatic-db-engine(x86-64) = 4.0.8-1pclos2011
  • perl(Foomatic::DB)
  • perl(Foomatic::Defaults)
  • perl(Foomatic::PPD)
  • perl(Foomatic::UIElem)


  • foomatic-db-engine < 4.0.8

    Install Howto

    1. Enable PCLinuxOS x86_64 repository in /etc/apt/sources.list:
      rpm pclinuxos/64bit x86_64
    2. Update the package index:
      # apt-get update
    3. Install foomatic-db-engine rpm package:
      # apt-get install foomatic-db-engine