ports/71934: Apsfilter (or lpr) operates erratically
andreas at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jan 30 04:26:44 PST 2005
On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 11:28:12PM +0000, Tilman Linneweh wrote:
> Synopsis: Apsfilter (or lpr) operates erratically
> Responsible-Changed-From-To: freebsd-bugs->andreas
> Responsible-Changed-By: arved
> Responsible-Changed-When: Fri Dec 17 23:27:32 GMT 2004
> Over to maintainer
Not reproduceable here, but I don't have a parallel port to test.
I print via remote printer (printer on USB port of DSL router).
>From what I see you are using a BETA version of FreeBSD 5.3.
If all further troubleshooting fails - see below - I would suggest
as strategy to upgrade to 5.3-STABLE via cvsup and do the usual
make buildworld/installworld + new kernel after reading src/UPDATING.
Updating with mergemaster should be done as well.
With the few informations provided nobody can tell, where
something fails on your system.
What could be done is to break the printing process into several steps
that might give an idea where something fails.
1. use aps2file to let apsfilter run and print the result to
stdout (into a file).
i.e.: aps2file file_2_print > printresult
See apsfilter handbook:
2. cat printresult > /dev/You_Print_Device
If apsfilter fails at 1 you could try apsfilter debugging
Andreas Klemm - Powered by FreeBSD 5.1-CURRENT
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