foomatic-db-engine - OpenPrinting printer support - programs

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename foomatic-db-engine_4.0.12-2+b1_i386.deb
Package name foomatic-db-engine
Package version 4.0.12
Package release 2+b1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category hardware::printer role::program text use::driver use::printing
License -
Maintainer Debian Printing Group <>
Download size 283.25 KB
Installed size 807.00 KB
Foomatic is a printing system designed to make it easier to set up
common printers for use with Debian (and other operating systems).
It provides the "glue" between a print spooler (like CUPS or lpr) and
your actual printer, by telling your computer how to process files
sent to the printer.
This package contains the architecture-dependent programs needed to
set up and maintain the foomatic system.  You will also need one or
more database packages.  The foomatic-db package includes drivers for
most common printers using Ghostscript as the print processor, as
well as some common glue code used in other filter systems.


Package Version Architecture Repository
foomatic-db-engine_4.0.12-2+b1_amd64.deb 4.0.12 amd64 Debian Main
foomatic-db-engine - - -


Name Value
bash >= 2.05
cups-filters >= 1.0.42
curl -
foomatic-filters >= 4.0
libc6 >= 2.7
libxml2 >= 2.7.4
perl -
wget -


Type URL
Binary Package foomatic-db-engine_4.0.12-2+b1_i386.deb
Source Package foomatic-db-engine

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install foomatic-db-engine deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install foomatic-db-engine




2015-06-18 - Didier Raboud <>
foomatic-db-engine (4.0.12-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable
* Wrap-and-sort debian/control
* Bump debhelper B-D to 9
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 without changes needed
2015-04-12 - Didier Raboud <>
foomatic-db-engine (4.0.12-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- foomatic-ppdfile: Foomatic doesn't provide some offered PPD
files. Thanks to Marek Kasik for the patch (Upstream bug #1238).
- Let missing XML files be added when to a
PPD with already existing XML files new "*Product:" lines get
2014-03-24 - Didier Raboud <>
foomatic-db-engine (4.0.11-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Till Kamppeter ]
* New upstream release
- Do not interpret option default values set to "0" in PPD files as no
default setting defined.
2014-03-06 - Didier Raboud <>
foomatic-db-engine (4.0.10-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
- Make foomatic-addpjloptions work with the system's Foomatic database,
[ Till Kamppeter ]
* Fixed debian/watch to allow version number components with more than one
[ Didier Raboud ]
* Move the repository from collab-maint to printing; update the VCS-* fields
* Append CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS to CFLAGS, to enable full hardening
* Add patch to fix manpage warnings
2013-12-07 - Didier Raboud <>
foomatic-db-engine (4.0.9-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add cups-filters >= 1.0.42 as first alternative dependency to
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 without changes needed
* Bump debhelper compat to 9 to get auto buildflags
2013-05-17 - Didier Raboud <>
foomatic-db-engine (4.0.9-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 without changes needed
2013-03-11 - Didier Raboud <>
foomatic-db-engine (4.0.9-1) experimental; urgency=low
[ Till Kamppeter ]
* New upstream release
- Error our with a decent message when no Foomatic database is present
(Closes: #627770).
* Demoted netcat from Recommends: to Suggests: (In Ubuntu it is only in
2012-06-11 - Didier Raboud <>
foomatic-db-engine (4.0.8-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add patch to fix the path to netcat. (Closes: #676378)
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 without changes needed.
2011-08-18 - Till Kamppeter <>
foomatic-db-engine (4.0.8-2ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low
* debian/rules: Install the PPD updater without executable bits (644), it
is not run by itself, but sourced into another script.
* debian/foomatic-db-engine.ppd-updater: Removed unneeded lines. The PPD
updaters are only include files for shellscripts, not scripts by themselves.
2011-08-18 - Didier Raboud <>
foomatic-db-engine (4.0.8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Replace the PPD-updater postinst code by CUPS' trigger.
- Breaks against too old cups versions.
- Add a ppd-updater file, to trigger with parameters.

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