I removed the cups from my Linux Mint and now when I reinstall it I cannot see the configuration file anymore:

/etc/cups $ ls
interfaces  ppd  raw.convs  raw.types

How can I restore everything? I need to reinstall the linux mint from scratch?

1 Answer 1


try to purge your cups package from the system with

apt-get purge cups

and after reinstall it with

apt-get install cups

here you can find all the info you'll need on how configure your printer.


  • I did the purge and after install again that's the files I see on cups folder: /etc/cups $ ls interfaces ppd raw.convs raw.types snmp.conf Jan 8, 2018 at 18:53
  • what would you like to do? add a printer? Jan 8, 2018 at 18:54

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