Posted at LWN.net: "CUPS is an implementation of the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) and
is used as an alternative to the lpr and LPRng packages.
The CUPS package aims to be a comprehensive printing solution for
UN*X-systems. In SuSE-7.1 distribution, the cups package is not used by
any configuration utilities unless the admin has decided to configure
the package manually.
The cups package has been introduced in the SuSE-7.1 distribution;
enhanced support for future releases of the SuSE Linux distribution is
March 6, 2001