How To Install cups on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install cups on Ubuntu 22.04. cups is Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - PPD/driver support, web interface

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install cups on Ubuntu 22.04.

What is cups

cups is:

The Common UNIX Printing System (or CUPS(tm)) is a printing system and general replacement for lpd and the like. It supports the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP), and has its own filtering driver model for handling various document types.

This package provides the parts of CUPS which are needed for using printer drivers.

There are three ways to install cups on Ubuntu 22.04. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install cups Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install cups using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install cups

Install cups Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install cups using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install cups

Install cups Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install cups using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install cups

How To Uninstall cups on Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the cups package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove cups

Uninstall cups And Its Dependencies

To uninstall cups and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove cups

Remove cups Configurations and Data

To remove cups configuration and data from Ubuntu 22.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge cups

Remove cups configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove cups configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge cups

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install cups package on Ubuntu 22.04 using different package management tools: apt, apt-get and aptitude.