Printing with Acrobat Reader

Roman Divacky rdivacky at FreeBSD.ORG
Thu Apr 12 10:08:29 UTC 2007

> Acroread will use linux system calls to start the shell. This results  
> in the linux shell (/compat/linux/bin/sh) to start (linuxulator  
> directory prefixing). The linux shell will use the same linuxulator  
> directory prefixing to start /compat/linux/usr/bin/lpr. So we're in  
> the same situation like with Acroread. So when you play around with it  
> also try to not specify a path to the lpr call and tell us which one  
> works.

this is not entirely true (or I just read it wrong). it works like this

any binary (fbsd or linux) can run any binary (fbsd or linux). its just that
when linux binary wants to run "xyz" it searches /compat/linux first and then
falls back to /

just a clarification

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