lreid at cs.okstate.edu
Fri Jul 11 20:45:18 UTC 2008
Written by Rem P Roberti on 07/11/08 14:45>>
> This has been an ongoing problem for me because of my lack of knowledge
> about the processes involved. I have a postscript printer which was
> installed using CUPS via the KDE printer wizard. The printer works fine
> when printing from X apps, but I am unable to print from the command
> line. My main concern is to be able to print from Mutt, but when I try
> to do that I get an error message from Mutt telling me,"lpr: lp: unknown
> printer." I would appreciate being pointed in the right direction here.
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The FreeBSD base system comes with lpr/lpd, so you have an lpr binary at
/usr/bin/lpr. Cups installs its lpr to /usr/local/bin/lpr. You can move
your /usr/bin/lp* binaries aside and replace them with symbolic links to
the cups binaries in /usr/local/bin if you wish, or if you have a way to
tell mutt which lpr binary to use you can do that.
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