apsfilter dependencies bug report

Jose M Rodriguez josemi at orion.redesjm.local
Sun Jun 5 22:45:08 GMT 2005

On Sun, Jun 05, 2005 at 08:56:31PM +0200, h wrote:
> hi all,
> i have bought a HP 5740 color printer that i claim to get to work in FreeBSD 
> with apsfilter.

maybe true

> after some investigation it turned out best bet is to declare it as a HP 990C. 
> but when i select that from 9)  various HP Deskjet drivers or 11) official HP 
> DeskJet drivers (hpijs 0.97), i get the following error message:

This driver set can't work with FreeBSD ports any more.  Now, you must
use the libijs method

> ===
> Which driver do you want to choose?
> [Hit RETURN to see the list again, enter 0 to choose new type.]
> Enter number: 158
> Error: Your gs version doesn't have driver "hpijs" compiled in...
> Select another driver or build a new gs version with complete or customized
> driver support.
> Now you'll see a list of drivers supported by your gs version...
> ===
> yet i do have hpijs compiled in:
> # ls /var/db/pkg|grep hp
> hpijs-1.7.1
> i even recompiled ghostscript on the top of reinstalling it, and then rebuild 
> apsfilter.
> when i try to declare it as a HP 990 from 12) official HP DeskJet drivers 
> (hpijs 1.1 and later), i can print a color test page successfully, but when i 
> try to print from gimp, as the only printer (overwrite config), i can only 
> select 600dpi, but it's a 1200 dpi, how do i force it to be 1200?

This is the correct path, although you may need some hand tweak.

> when i try to add a printer on the top of my monochrome laser, and select the 
> new filter to print, i get "PS Adobe 3 Creator" something on the first page 
> with some junk, then the printer pulls all blank pages from the tray.

You're doing a direct printing of a PS file.  Maybe your laser doesn't
have PS support.

> thanks for any clues

Try correct locate your printers on http://www.linuxprinting.org and
send us what are the supported and prefered drivers.  This is the first


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