cups-pk-helper - PolicyKit helper to configure cups with fine-grained privileges

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name cups-pk-helper
Package version 0.2.5
Package release 2ubuntu2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 292 B
Download size 45.17 KB
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This package provides a PolicyKit helper to configure cups with
fine-grained privileges. For example, it's possible to let users
enable/disable printers without requiring a password, while still
requiring a password for editing printer settings.


Package Version Architecture Repository
cups-pk-helper_0.2.5-2ubuntu2_i386.deb 0.2.5 i386 Ubuntu Main
cups-pk-helper - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libcups2 >= 1.6.0
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.37.3
libpolkit-gobject-1-0 >= 0.99


Type URL
Binary Package cups-pk-helper_0.2.5-2ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Source Package cups-pk-helper

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install cups-pk-helper deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install cups-pk-helper




2016-01-08 - Matthias Klose <>
cups-pk-helper (0.2.5-2ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium
* Merge with Debian; remaining changes:
- Build using dh-autoreconf.
- Bump the standards version.
- Build with pie.
2014-01-12 - Guido Günther <>
cups-pk-helper (0.2.5-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* [ba6e475] Bump debhelper dependency to 9 to enable hardened build-flags
Thanks to Moritz Muehlenhoff (Closes: #734803)
2013-06-24 - Guido Günther <>
cups-pk-helper (0.2.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* [4ec8dbf] New upstream version 0.2.5
(Closes: #713591)
* [1781960] Update patches:
0003-Revert-Be-stricter-when-validating-printer-names.patch - fixed
2013-06-11 - Sebastien Bacher <>
cups-pk-helper (0.2.5-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low
* New upstream version:
- Revert "Be stricter when validating printer names"
- New/updated translations
* debian/control:
- updated debhelper requirement to match compat, updated standards-version
* debian/patches/git_revert_stricter_validating.patch:
- dropped, the fix is in the new version
2013-01-23 - Sebastien Bacher <>
cups-pk-helper (0.2.4-0ubuntu5) raring; urgency=low
* debian/patches/git_revert_stricter_validating.patch:
- backport upstream commit, the validation code was too strict which
was preventing some users to configure their printer, 
thanks Till Kamppeter for finding the patch to backport (lp: #1101213)
2012-12-10 - Till Kamppeter <>
cups-pk-helper (0.2.4-0ubuntu4) raring; urgency=low
* debian/control: Added build dependency on gnome-common, for
2012-12-10 - Till Kamppeter <>
cups-pk-helper (0.2.4-0ubuntu3) raring; urgency=low
* debian/control: Added build dependency on dh-autoreconf.
2012-12-10 - Till Kamppeter <>
cups-pk-helper (0.2.4-0ubuntu2) raring; urgency=low
* debian/compat: Set to level 9, to include DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS support.
* debian/rules: Added "export DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS :=
hardening=+pie,+bindnow" to build hardened binaries, in preparation for
the inclusion in Ubuntu Main.
* debian/patches/configure.patch: Make ./configure more verbose to
visualize the new hardening flags when linking.
* debian/control, debian/rules: autoreconf the package to build the configure
script with enhanced verbosity.
2012-11-08 - Sebastien Bacher <>
cups-pk-helper (0.2.4-0ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* Drop Debian kfreebsd patches since they don't apply and are not needed
2013-01-11 - Guido Günther <>
cups-pk-helper (0.2.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
* [0e08076] Revert "Be stricter when validating printer names"
Thanks to Kjö Hansi Glaz

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