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My job wants me to install the following utilities on our Ubuntu server:

  • lp
  • lpstat
  • cancel
  • mail

I have no idea how to do it.

Thank you very much in advance for your time.

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In order to use lp, lpstat and cancel, you need to install and configure a printer.

In the process of installing the printer, you're going to install cups-client, which contains these utilities.

The mail program is in mailutils

To install both of these, type

sudo apt-get install cups-client
sudo apt-get install mailutils

Afterwards, you may want to

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Install the following packages:

cups-client and mailutils

You can do this from GUI (System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager) or using command line (terminal) for example with this command:

sudo apt-get install cups-client mailutils

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