Provided by: foomatic-db-engine_3.0.2-20060318-1ubuntu1_i386 bug


       foomatic-kitload - installs a data kit into the foomatic database.


       foomatic-kitload [ -k kit-dir] [ -d dest-dir]...


       foomatic-kitload  installs  a  foomatic  data  kit  into the local data
       library.  It takes a -k dirname option, where dirname is  the  toplevel
       directory  of  a  foomatic driver "kit".  A "kit" is a selection of XML
       source files arranged exactly as in the source/section  of  the  master
       database (ie, opt/driver/printer/ subdirs).

       Gimp-Print’s foomatic-generator produces exactly such a kit.

       Foomatic-kitload  is  moderately  paranoid  about  kits:  the  kit must
       contain at least one of printer, driver or opt; the  kit  must  contain
       only  files ending in .xml, the kit cannot be the local library itself,
       etc.  But it does not inspect the contents of the kit files in any way.

       -k dirname
                 dirname is the toplevel directory of a foomatic driver "kit".

       -d destdir
                 destdir is a prefix to prepend to  the  install  path.   This
                 will  not  normally  be required, but is useful if installing
                 into a temporary ‘staging area’ prior to  installing  in  the
                 final destination.


       foomatic-kitload  returns  0  on success, 255 or something else when an
       error occurs.


       Manfred  Wassmann  <>  for   the   foomatic
       project using output from the associated binary.


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