upside down duplexed page -- CUPS issue (was Re: ps problem)
wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Jan 27 05:16:44 UTC 2014
On Sun, 26 Jan 2014, Gary Aitken wrote:
> I need a sanity check, please, someone with cups and openoffice installed.
> In my case I'm using an HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 tied to the
> HP Photosmart P1100 ppd file, which seems to be the recommendation.
> the fbsd implementation of cups installs an lpr command in
> the system supplies one in
> The normal path puts /usr/bin ahead of /usr/local/bin
> 1. If I print the file below using
> /usr/bin/lpr duplex.ps
> it comes out duplexed properly.
The base system lpr and lpd do not mess with the incoming files unless
you set up a filter.
> 2. If I print it using
> /usr/local/bin/lpr duplex.ps
> it comes out with the duplexed page upside down.
I would suspect this is because CUPS has modified the file based on the
PPD. Redirecting the final output to a file might be possible, but I
don't use CUPS and can't help with that.
> I'd appreciate it if someone could verify whether or not they see
> similar behavior.
> If I create a simple 2 page document in openoffice,
> when printing from openoffice, I see the following:
> 3. If printed duplexed direct from OO, duplexed pages are upside down.
> 4. If printed to a pdf file and /usr/bin/lpr is used on the pdf,
> no duplexing occurs -- I get two separate sheets.
Again mostly guessing, but the duplexing information, being
device-specific, is probably removed when the PDF is created.
> 5. If printed to a pdf file and /usr/local/bin/lpr is used on the pdf,
> duplexed pages are upside down.
And that duplexing works here would be due to CUPS adding the
device-specific information when a job is printed.
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