Printing with Acrobat Reader

Oliver Fromme olli at
Thu Apr 12 10:26:53 UTC 2007

Roman Divacky wrote:
 > > 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

I think you both mean to say exactly the same, you just
express it in different ways.  :-)

Since there is no /compat/linux/usr/bin/lpr, it should
fall back to using /usr/bin/lpr.  Anyway, I will test
it, as Alexander suggested.

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