Provided by: printer-driver-gutenprint_5.2.11-1_i386 bug


       cups-genppdupdate - update CUPS+Gutenprint PPD files


       cups-genppdupdate  [-h]  [-n]  [-N]  [-q  |  -v] [-s ppd-directory] [-s
       output-directory] [PPD-FILES or QUEUES...]


       cups-genppdupdate regenerates the Gutenprint PPD files in use by  CUPS,
       using   the   PPD   files   under  /usr/share/cups/model/gutenprint  as
       templates.   The  new  PPD  file  replaces  the  old  PPD  file   under
       /etc/cups/ppd,  but  all  the options set in the old PPD will be merged
       into the new PPD, provided that they are still valid in the new file.

       If no files or queue names are specified, cups-genppdupdate updates all
       Gutenprint  PPD  files  in /etc/cups/ppd.  Otherwise, cups-genppdupdate
       updates all files or queues listed on the command line.

       cups-genppdupdate does not update Foomatic PPD files or PPD files  from
       Gimp-Print 4.2 or earlier.

       cups-genppdupdate  does  not  restart  cupsd.  cupsd will need manually
       reloading (or send SIGHUP) once cups-genppdupdate has completed.


       -h     Show a help message.

       -n     No action.  The program will run, but the old PPD files will not
              be replaced.

       -q     Quiet mode.  No messages will be issued, apart from errors.

       -v     Verbose  mode.   More informative messages will be issued.  Note
              that extremely verbose  output  may  be  turned  on  by  setting
              $debug=1  in  the  source, but this output will not be of use to
              the average user.

       -s ppd-directory
              Use ppd-directory as the base directory to read PPD files  from.
              By        default,       the       base       directory       is
              /usr/share/cups/model/gutenprint.  Under this directory, the PPD
              files  are  located in subdirectories according to language code
              and territory.

       -o output-directory
              Place updated PPD files in output-directory.  By  default,  this
              is the same as the input directory.

       -N     Reset  all  options to their defaults (do not merge options from
              the current PPD file)


       cups-genppd(8),  cups-genppdconfig(8),  CUPS  Software   Administrators
       Manual, http://localhost:631/documentation.html


       Copyright  ©   2002-2006  Roger  Leigh  (  and Robert
       Krawitz (

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under  the  terms  of  the  GNU  General  Public License, version 2, as
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

       This manual page was written by Roger Leigh (