CUPS
CUPS
2.3.3

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CUPS2.3.3

12 May 2020

Common UNIX printing system.

Overview

CUPS is a standards-based, open source printing system developed by Apple Inc. for macOS® and other UNIX®-like operating systems. CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol ("IPP") and provides System V and Berkeley command-line interfaces, a web interface, and a C API to manage printers and print jobs. It supports printing to both local (parallel, serial, USB) and networked printers, and printers can be shared from one computer to another, even over the Internet!

Internally, CUPS uses PostScript Printer Description ("PPD") files to describe printer capabilities and features and a wide variety of generic and device- specific programs to convert and print many types of files. Sample drivers are included with CUPS to support many Dymo, EPSON, HP, Intellitech, OKIDATA, and Zebra printers. Many more drivers are available online and (in some cases) on the driver CD-ROM that came with your printer.

CUPS is licensed under the Apache License Version 2.0. See the file "LICENSE" for more information.

What's new in CUPS

Version 2.3.3:
  • The ppdOpen function did not handle invalid UI
  • constraint. ppdcSource::get_resolution function did not handle
  • invalid resolution strings.
  • The ippReadIO function may under-read an extension

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20 Reviews of CUPS

leeboo
18 August 2014
Version: 1.7.2

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HELP!!!! hi, I download 1.7.2 Released 12-Apr-2014 and then make install and then I can't launch any apps, crash log is: Dyld Error Message: Library not loaded: /usr/lib/libcups.2.dylib Referenced from: /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/PrintCore.framework/Versions/A/PrintCore Reason: no suitable image found. Did find: /usr/lib/libcups.2.dylib: mach-o, but wrong architecture /usr/lib/libcups.2.dylib: mach-o, but wrong architecture How Can I Do Now???
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leeboo
18 August 2014
Version: 1.7.2
HELP!!!! hi, I download 1.7.2 Released 12-Apr-2014 and then make install and then I can't launch any apps, crash log is: Dyld Error Message: Library not loaded: /usr/lib/libcups.2.dylib Referenced from: /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/PrintCore.framework/Versions/A/PrintCore Reason: no suitable image found. Did find: /usr/lib/libcups.2.dylib: mach-o, but wrong architecture /usr/lib/libcups.2.dylib: mach-o, but wrong architecture How Can I Do Now???
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MichaelWilliams6793
10 January 2014
Version: 1.7.1
Get the following error at the "make" command: 3 errors generated. make[1]: *** [adminutil.o] Error 1 Running a clean 10.9.1 and using XCode 5.0.2. Am thus unable to test and/or rate this update.
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Derekcurrie
18 March 2013
Version: 1.6.2
As a reminder, the general policy for CUPS is: 1) Don't install CUPS unless you know you need it, or are geeky enough to want to play with it. 2) Never install anything but a stable version of CUPS, unless you're already an experienced beta tester. Beta CUPS can badly mess up your computer. BTW: There is no such thing as 'Easy Software Products', a company that went defunct years ago. I wish MU would remove that label for the developer website link. CUPS is an open source project sponsored by Apple. The project can be found at CUPS.org.
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Nick-Collingridge
30 July 2012
Version: 1.6.1
Current version of CUPS built in to 10.7.4 is 1.5.3.
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Nick-Collingridge
06 February 2012
Version: 1.5.2
Current version of CUPS built in to 10.7.3 is 1.5.1.
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monty-3
05 February 2012
Version: 1.5.1
The download (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/24397/cups) does not work (Not Found). Looking at the developer's site, 1.5.1 was pulled. Current version is 1.5.2. Correct link is http://www.cups.org/software.php?VERSION=1.5.2&FILE=cups/1.5.2/cups-1.5.2-source.tar.bz2
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Phoenixdownunder
05 February 2012
Version: 1.5.1
1.5.1 has been pulled, the link above no longer works. Go to the site www.cups.org and download 1.5.2 from there.
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F451
07 January 2011
Version: 1.4.6
For those who wish to update, and are not reliant upon Apple's System updates there is another safe means of doing so: Print Therapy by FIXAMAC.
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SickTeddyBear
05 December 2010
Version: 1.4.5
People who are using the latest major version of OS X have no use for this. Apple already makes sure that CUPS is kept up-to-date for those users. The only people who might need or want this are those using an earlier version of the operating system, because in those cases, Apple usually stops providing anything other than basic security updates, and allows certain open source components to languish. For example, while Snow Leopard already has version 1.4.5 of CUPS, Leopard, even at 10.5.8 and with Apple's security updates that came after it, is still at version 1.3.11. And with that said, keep in mind that if you don't know what you are doing you can completely DESTROY your ability to print, which will require an operating system re-install or a backup restore. Unless you're comfortable building from source and know how to handle anything that might go wrong, LEAVE THIS ALONE. Please. And backup your hard drive or make sure that your Time Machine backups are working BEFORE you install this. Please.
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Nicolasd
05 December 2010
Version: 1.4.5
you can check your CUPS version via the Terminal cups-config --version My 10.6.5 Mac had 1.4.5 already installed.
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sjakubiec
31 March 2010
Version: 1.4.3
This is the version currently included with 10.6.3 Snow Leopard. Just in case anyone was curious...
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Frieddylan
15 July 2009
Version: 1.4rc1
Sorry about the site not found stuff- I stopped producing the binaries. The cost of having a .Mac account became too much without any donations. So sorry- If someone would host I could continue to build though.
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Frieddylan
03 August 2008
Version: 1.3.8
You can download the binary (PKG file) from my site- as always.. Be careful and if it ain't broke- don't fix it! http://web.mac.com/a.ramos/
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Moog-Modular
20 February 2008
Version: 1.3.6
I would love this update right now, but I don't know why it's listed here either. I HAVE to wait on Apple. It says on cups.org... "We are no longer providing binaries for Mac OS X since CUPS 1.3.x is not fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.4.x. You can compile and install CUPS 1.3.x from source, however most of the GUI administration tools provided in Mac OS X will no longer work."
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Scottishwildcat
24 November 2007
Version: 1.3.4
Since Apple bought CUPS earlier this year, why should we have to download somebody else's version any more?
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jcraig
22 November 2007
Version: 1.3.4
If you don't know what you're doing with this, do not install it. Apple is good about adding the necessary improvements to the printing infrastructure (and now in Leopold, apparently, printer drivers too) via Software Update. My advice: if your printer is working, you don't need this.
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Rpphoto
29 September 2007
Version: 1.3.3
Will this one allow my Kodak all-in-one to work? I tried the update two versions ago, and it killed my printer. I had to install the entire operating system again.
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Makai
25 September 2007
Version: 1.3.2
Decided to give this a try because since recently I cannot print anymore (only) in OS-X -- print manager simply stops all jobs cold. However, at the end of installing the binary, 'There were errors installing this software -- try again'. Same after repairing permissions once more and trying in Safe Boot mode. Now Rosetta is broken -- PPC-only apps don't start anymore on my MB Core2. Bewildering.
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nowheredense
12 May 2007
Version: 1.2.11
If you are unable to print after installing this or any CUPS updates, follow the steps below: [1] Open Terminal. [2] sudo killall cupsd [3] sudo rm /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.cups.* [4] sudo diskutil repairPermissions / [5] Open Printer Setup Utility and add printers.
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Realmerlyn
17 March 2007
Version: 1.2.9
Uh, CUPS is already part of the core. Why do you need to install it again?
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