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Author Topic: Cups-PDF  (Read 2324 times)
VgnFrnd
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« on: July 24, 2008, 06:34:10 am »

Hi.

Please package cups-pdf for soho 5.9. Cups-pdf is a virtual printer driver for cups that enables printing to pdf from any application, not merely those that support it natively. Here is the link:

http://www.physik.uni-wuerzburg.de/~vrbehr/cups-pdf/

A tutorial explaining how to install it is here:

http://www.linux.com/articles/61826

I am using it on other Linux installations, and I have come to find it indespensible.

Thank you.
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 09:34:59 am »

WoW... what a handy utility...

I'll second the request Wink
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Amol
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 06:52:12 am »

Me too..!!!
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008, 07:30:14 am »

Unfortunately, I was dinking around with this, and it would seem almost impossible to package.
There is a lot of box-specific stuff that needs to be done to make it work

I was unable to make it work... after installing this (following the shipped instructions) my applications froze when i tried to print anything (all of them) the print dialog wouldn't even come up.

So this is a no-go for me.
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exeterdad
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008, 07:54:34 am »

Looking at the sources...  this one is a booger!
But I dig this freaky $#!t, so I'll give it a try.

Well that, and I'd really like to have this installed Smiley
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exeterdad
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008, 09:25:47 am »

Got it packaged, it's working. Made it so everything is working right out of the box. Kinda neat seeing a new printer listed when I want to print something.

I'll upload when I can clean up the build a bit better.
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exeterdad
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008, 04:27:50 pm »

Printing to pdf is the neatest thing since sliced bread.
It's in the testing repo.
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VgnFrnd
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008, 07:59:07 pm »

Everyone here, especially exeterdad, is awesome. Simply, awesome. Thank you!
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VgnFrnd
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 08:04:06 pm »

Wait...., no announcement in the package news and updates forum? Let's tell the world!  Grin
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exeterdad
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008, 03:29:17 am »

Ummmm... Might need to clean your monitor, at this moment it's at the top of the forum Smiley
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=6983.0
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VgnFrnd
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2008, 07:25:24 am »

Ah, yes. How silly of me. It was about time I cleaned up after that coffee spill!  Cheesy
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