Printing with Acrobat Reader

Oliver Fromme olli at
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.

OK.  :-)

Best regards

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