As you may know, CUPS Cloud Print is Google’s Cloud Print driver for Linux, Unix and derivative systems. It connects the printers to the Web and via the Google Cloud Print, you can use printers remote. The software is available via phone, tablet, PC, Chromebook and other devices that have internet access.
The latest version available is CUPS Cloud Print 20140814.2, which brings the below changes:
- New: Split printer class into seperate Printer and PrinterManager classes
- New: Added SELinux support to RPM packages
- New: Added refresh token cron script
- Fix: Use python interpreter when python2 interpreter not available
- Fix: Setup script shows printer names in multiple columns, instead of one column
- Fix: Now PEP8 compliant
- Fix: Detect _lp as valid cups group in configure script
- Change: Moved testing data and scripts into ‘testing’ subdirectory
- Change: Changed protocol to gcp:// instead of cloudprint://
Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu systems is easy. Add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the cupscloudprint package:
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:simon-cadman/cups-cloud-print
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cupscloudprint
Next, to create a CUPS printer for each Google Cloud printer, do:
$ sudo /usr/share/cloudprint-cups/setupcloudprint.py
To manage the printers, open the internet browser and navigate to: http://127.0.0.1:631.
Optional, to remove cupscloudprint, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove cupscloudprint
The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.04 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2.