Printing with Acrobat Reader

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Thu Apr 12 13:26:50 UTC 2007

Quoting Oliver Fromme <olli at> (from Thu, 12 Apr 2007  
14:29:09 +0200 (CEST)):

> Alexander Leidinger wrote:
>  > 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).
> That's correct.  Obviously Adobe Reader performs some kind
> of sanity check on the path (if one is given), and for some
> reason it always prepends /compat/linux in that case.

No linux application does this, it's the kernel. It tries with the  
compat path first and then with the normal path. I don't know why it  
does not work in acroread, I never investigated this issue. An  
application should not be able to know if the command is from compat  
or not. I'm a little bit puzzled, but not puzzled enough to  
investigate further. Maybe Roman wants to have a look at it as part of  
his SoC 2007 work...  :)

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