Printing with Acrobat Reader
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Thu Apr 12 14:28:51 UTC 2007
Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Oliver Fromme wrote:
> > 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.
Adobe Reader does. Dont ask me how and why, but it does.
Any other explanation of the symptom is even less likely.
As a matter of fact, when I configure it to use /usr/bin/lpr
for printing, it reports "/usr/bin/lpr not found", and when
I copy /usr/bin/lpr to /compat/linux/usr/bin/lpr, it works.
> I'm a little bit puzzled, but not puzzled enough to
> investigate further.
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