Newbie lpd printing
mwm-dated-1051653439.6b26b4 at mired.org
Thu Apr 24 14:57:22 PDT 2003
In <200304231855.17449.gwschenk at socal.rr.com>, Gary Schenk <gwschenk at socal.rr.com> typed:
> On Wednesday 23 April 2003 03:00 pm, Mike Meyer wrote:
> > In <200304222140.12401.gwschenk at socal.rr.com>, Gary Schenk
> <gwschenk at socal.rr.com> typed:
> > > On Friday 11 April 2003 09:21 am, Mike Meyer wrote:
> > > > I suspect your script is broken for printing postscript files. The
> > > > hpif script in the handbook doesn't handle those at all, so I assume
> > > > you added that code.
> > > No, I did not add anything. This is the script from the handbook. I
> > > thought that it was to print postscript to a non-postscript printer.
> > > It is essentisally the same script as in FreeBSD Unleashed.
> > Where did you find that script? It's pretty badly flawed, and if it's
> > in the handbook, that should be fixed.
> I got it from the handbook, and a similar script is in 'FreeBSD Unleashed'.
> cd /
Can you be more precise than "the handbook". The one I found in the
handbook didn't have anything in it for handling postscript.
> > > As for magicfilter, I'm still working on it. I ran make install in
> > > /usr/ports/print/magicfilter. However locate magicfilter shows
> > > nothing, except for the above directory. There is nothing in the
> > > /usr/local/bin directory indicating anything was installed. A google
> > > search sent me to
> > > http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/peripherals/printer-magicfilter.html
> > > , which is for Debian Linux. It talks about running magicfilterconfig.
> > > I assume there is nothing like this in FreeBSD?
> > I don't know what's in the Debian docs are talking about. In
> > particular, there's a rewrite of magicfilter from the ground up that
> > bills itself as magicfilter 2.0 that they may be talking about. That's
> > irrelevant to the magicfilter port. The magicfilter should install
> > /usr/bin/magicfilter. It also installs printer filter scripts in
> > /usr/local/libexec/magicfilter/.
> I have no /usr/bin/magicfilter, but there are filter scripts in
> /usr/local/libexec/magicfilter. Strange that "locate magicfilter" did not
> show that. And I did run periodic and weekly.
I goofed - that's /usr/local/bin/magicfilter.
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html
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