On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 02:14:29PM +0200, Peter Asemann wrote:
> ... is libieee1284 a replacement for / superset of ppdev or does it have
> something to do with it?
> It seems like ppdev is in the standard installation of most distributions,
> while I can't find any libieee1284 on my system.
You could bundle it with your project, license permitting. Or else
some distributions are shipping libieee1284 even now.
> Imagine I have no idea what kind of parports the the system has - will I be
> able to find that out with libieee1284 or do the kernel and /proc "know" it
It grovels around in /proc on your behalf. See the API:
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