Printing with Acrobat Reader

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Thu Apr 12 11:31:41 UTC 2007

On Thu, 12 Apr 2007 13:28:03 +0200 Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Quoting Roman Divacky <rdivacky at FreeBSD.ORG> (from Thu, 12 Apr 2007
> 11:58:11 +0200):

> >> 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 said the same than I did, just differently (Oliver did
> call lpr with the full (correct?) path in acroread and somehow it
> didn't work for him).

May be it works when the command has no parameters and don't work

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, Telephone & Internet SP
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