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Alternative to CUPS for Ras-Pi Print Server

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok so, recently I learned that CUPS is a giant piece of garbage that barely works 1% of the time. I have 2 Raspberry Pi Zero W's around my house connected by USB to 2 different printers. Is there any alternative print server software to CUPS? Right now they are running Raspbian, and it doesn't seem like I can install Windows 10 IoT on them (unsupported CPU)... Please someone tell me there is a alternative to this piece of crap software that is CUPS...


And yes, I've tried every troubleshooting technique possible, its just not gonna work, CUPS is awful..

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You wont find any alternatives outside of paid products like Papercut or PrinterLogic. Set up a windows print server I guess. 

CUPS is the de facto standard for *nix and has been for decades. For 2 printers you may as well just map your printers directly. 


edit: Samba has a print server front-end that might work. It does use CUPS on the back-end tho. 

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