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Cloud Print Cups Print Server Ubuntu 16.04

Install Cloud Print Connector

Setup Go

Download and Install

sudo curl -O
sudo tar -xvf go1.6.linux-amd64.tar.gz
sudo mv go /usr/local

Set Go Enviroment

export GOROOT=/usr/local/go
export GOPATH=$HOME/go
export PATH=$PATH:$GOROOT/bin

Test Go

go version
go1.6 linux/amd64

Install other dependencies

sudo apt-get install build-essential libcups2-dev libavahi-client-dev git bzr

Build Cloud Print Connector

go get
  • At this point gcp-connector-util and gcp-cups-connector should be in $HOME/go/bin/

Install CPC connector to /usr/local

mkdir -p /usr/local/cpc/bin
mkdir /usr/local/cpc/etc
cd $HOME/go/bin/
cp gcp* /usr/local/cpc/bin

Update Path

cd /usr/local/cpc/etc
gcp-connector-util i
  • At this point just follow the instructions and enter the google URL and device code when prompted. If everything goes through you should see gcp-cups-connector.config.json in /usr/local/cpc/etc

Test Config

/usr/local/cpc/bin/gcp-cups-connector --log-to-console --config-filename /usr/local/cpc/etc/gcp-cups-connector.config.json 
  • You should see something like this
I [13/Sep/2016:10:21:20 -0500] Using config file /usr/local/cpc/etc/gcp-cups-connector.config.json
I [13/Sep/2016:10:21:20 -0500] Google Cloud Print Connector for CUPS version DEV-linux
Google Cloud Print Connector for CUPS version DEV-linux
I [13/Sep/2016:10:21:20 -0500] Connecting to CUPS server at /var/run/cups/cups.sock:631 encrypting IF REQUESTED
I [13/Sep/2016:10:21:20 -0500] Connected to CUPS server successfully
I [13/Sep/2016:10:21:20 -0500] Local printing enabled (Avahi client is running).
I [13/Sep/2016:10:21:21 -0500] Synchronizing printers, stand by

Enable Automatic Startup

/usr/local/cpc/bin/gcp-cups-connector --config-filename /usr/local/cpc/etc/gcp-cups-connector.config.json &
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