problems trying to install enscript ....

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Fri Aug 29 19:13:29 UTC 2014

Hmmmm .... That may well be (paper-size), but I can't tell .... I have 
*no* enscript files in /usr/local/etc, so I can't comment .... I also 
could find a base enscript package, only these pieces ....

[root at kabini1, /etc, 11:08:50am] 469 %  lf /usr/local/etc/
CORBA/                 bash_completion.d/     gconf/ 
javavms                orbit2rc.sample        profile.d/ tcsd.conf
ConsoleKit/            cdrecord               gnome/ 
libmap.d/              pam.d/                 rc.conf.d/ tcsd.conf.dist
PolicyKit/             cdrecord.sample        gnome-vfs-2.0/ 
man.d/                 papersize.a4           rc.d/ vfs/
UPower/                cups/                  gnome.subr 
mateconf/              papersize.letter       samba/ vga/
X11/                   dbus-1/                gtk-2.0/ 
mtree/                 periodic/              smb.conf.sample xdg/
asound.conf            dconf/                 hal/ 
newsyslog.conf.d/      perl5_version          sound/ xpdfrc
asound.conf.sample     devd/                  javavm_opts.conf 
openldap/              pkg.conf.sample        svnup.conf
avahi/                 fonts/                 javavm_opts.conf.dist 
orbit2rc               polkit-1/              svnup.conf.sample
[root at kabini1, /etc, 2:17:04pm] 470 %  apropos enscript
enscript: nothing appropriate
[root at kabini1, /etc, 2:18:58pm] 471 %

On 08/29/14 11:07, Carl Johnson wrote:
> "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam at> writes:
>> I tried to install the following packages & got the following output:
>> [root at kabini1, /etc, 8:36:28am] 334 %  pkg  install  enscript-a4
>> enscript-letter  enscript-letterdj
> <snip>
>> I can't find any evidence they are already installed, what is going on
>> here ? TIA for any clues ....
> The real question you have to ask is why do you want to add three
> versions of enscript?  I think the only difference will be the default
> paper size.  The default doesn't matter much since you can change the
> paper size in the system config file, the user config file, or on the
> command line.  Check the man page and notice the '-M' command line
> option, and the 'DefaultMedia' configuration option.  The configuration
> file is at '/usr/local/etc/enscript.rc' and optionally '~/.enscriptrc'.


	William A. Mahaffey III


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