Ways to Install or Uninstall cups-browsed on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 21, 2022

This package provides cups-browsed, a daemon which browses the Bonjour broadcasts of shared remote CUPS printers and makes the printers available locally, replacing the CUPS broadcasting/browsing which was dropped in CUPS 1.6.x. This way the old behavior of having the remote printers available automatically is now re-implemented with Bonjour. In this guide, I will show you how to install cups-browsed on Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 22.04 or older versions with more than 2GB RAM
  • Privileges: Make sure that you can run the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install cups-browsed on Ubuntu 22.04

Install cups-browsed Ubuntu 22.04

cups-browsed is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you how to install it in various ways. Choose the one you believe is simple and easy to follow.

Install cups-browsed using APT

This is one of the popular ways to install any Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these steps to install cups-browsed on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get -y update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install cups-browsed Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install cups-browsed

Install cups-browsed using Aptitude

With Aptitude, users can view a list of available packages and manage their installation, upgrade, and removal of packages. If you didn’t install it on Ubuntu, you need to install it by executing this command.

sudo apt -y install aptitude

After that, you can now install cups-browsed, just following these steps:

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install cups-browsed Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude install cups-browsed

Uninstall cups-browsed on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought that uninstalling an application from Ubuntu is difficult? You are mistaken; Anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just cups-browsed.

If you installed cups-browsed using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall cups-browsed on Ubuntu by running this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove cups-browsed

If you want to uninstall cups-browsed and delete its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge cups-browsed

Ending

In this guide, I showed you ways to install cups-browsed on Ubuntu 22.04 and ways to uninstall cups-browsed too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require assistance. I’m delighted to respond.