system-config-printer-udev - Utilities to detect and configure printers automatically

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name system-config-printer-udev
Package version 1.5.11
Package release 1ubuntu2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 76 B
Download size 20.85 KB
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These utilities allow one to detect automatically printers using UDEV when
they are plugged on the system. They are then configured automatically in
the CUPS printing daemon and made available to users.


Package Version Architecture Repository
system-config-printer-udev_1.5.11-1ubuntu2_i386.deb 1.5.11 i386 Ubuntu Main
system-config-printer-udev - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libcups2 >= 1.6.0
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.12.0
libudev1 >= 183
libusb-1.0-0 >= 2:1.0.8
python3-cups >= 1.9.42
python3-cupshelpers = 1.5.11-1ubuntu2
python3-dbus -
python3:any >= 3.3.2-2~


Type URL
Binary Package system-config-printer-udev_1.5.11-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Source Package system-config-printer

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install system-config-printer-udev deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install system-config-printer-udev




2018-04-03 - Till Kamppeter <>
system-config-printer (1.5.11-1ubuntu2) bionic; urgency=low
* Let the binary package system-config-printer-common depend
on gir1.2-secret-1 (LP: #1760027).
2018-02-28 - Till Kamppeter <>
system-config-printer (1.5.11-1ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian unstable.  Remaining changes:
- debian/
+ Have system-config-printer recommend avahi-utils, and have
system-config-printer-common only suggest python3-smbc. Also
Breaks/Replaces: system-config-printer-gnome in both
system-config-printer and system-config-printer-common
+ Have system-config-printer-udev recommend ippusbxd
+ Let system-config-printer-gnome be a transitional package.
- debian/local/
+ Apport hook
- debian/patches/0010-no-start-printer-applet-gnome.patch
+ Also do not start printer applet with Unity and LXDE.
- debian/patches/03_install_layout.patch
+ Install with --install-layout=deb
- debian/patches/05_menu_entries.patch:
+ Show 'Printers' in Unity Settings app.
- debian/patches/06_rename_settings_panel.patch:
+ Rename app name to 'Printers' for better UI consistency with Unity
- debian/patches/07_driver-auto-download-configuration.patch:
+ Allow installing packages and non-free software via OpenPrinting
- debian/patches/33_ipp-over-usb-support.patch:
+ debian/patches/support for IPP-over-USB printers using ippusbxd
- debian/python3-cupshelpers.install:
+ Install and into python3-cupshelpers package,
needed by the patches.
+ Fixed mask for *.egg-info file.
- debian/system-config-printer-common.install:
+ Install Apport hook.
* Refreshed patches with quilt:
- 03_install_layout.patch
- 0006-use-paper-size-default-in-etc-papersize.patch
- 0007-fix-pk-package-name.patch
- 05_menu_entries.patch
* Manually updated patches:
- 06_rename_settings_panel.patch
2018-02-26 - Laurent Bigonville <>
system-config-printer (1.5.11-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Jeremy Bicha ]
* Update Vcs fields for migration to
[ Laurent Bigonville ]
* New upstream release.
- Drop d/p/0010-no-start-printer-applet-gnome.patch, applied upstream
- Use libsecret instead of gnome-keyring (Closes: #867952)
- debian/system-config-printer.install: Fix installation of appdata file
* debian/rules: Fix the URL to download the orig tarball using get-orig-source
* d/p/0003-Use-ValueError-instead-of-ImportError-to-catch-excep.patch: Fix
exception handling when importing libsecret, that should made it really
optional (Closes: #868039)
* d/p/0004-Fix-constructing-the-auth-dialog.patch: Fix constructing the auth
dialog, from upstream
* d/p/0005-Require-proper-version-of-GDK-and-GTK-in-scp-dbus-se.patch,
d/p/0006-Set-programe-name-for-scp-dbus-service-as-well.patch: Require
version of GDK and GTK bindings before importing them and properly set the
program name even when scp-dbus-service is D-Bus activated.
2018-01-17 - Till Kamppeter <>
system-config-printer (1.5.9+20170825-0ubuntu2) bionic; urgency=medium
* debian/system-config-printer-udev.install,
debian/local/udev-configure-printer@.service: Use UDEV rules and
systemd service files from upstream.
* debian/patches/33_ipp-over-usb-support.patch: Updated patch for the
fact that CUPS and cups-browsed auto-discover IPP-over-USB printers,
so we only need to start ippusbxd, but not create a queue. In case
of HP printers supported by HPLIP we prefer HPLIP instead of
IPP-over-USB to make scanning on MFPs work.

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