# What is the “official” way to install LPD without CUPS?

I'd like to install LPD (Line Printer Daemon) without installing a full CUPS.
LPD alone is much-much-much smaller than CUPS.
It's for Raspbian (Debian on Raspberry).

In Debian, 2 equivalent packages contain the necessary parts for LPD: rlpr and cups-bsd Both contain only 4 executables and the related man pages. But they lack the machinery to run LPQ as a daemon when Linux boot.

Creating myself the systemd service file is easy. But is there an "official" way to run a LPQ daemon?

I suspect you’re looking for LPRng. Installing the lprng package will give you everything you need to run an LP dæmon.