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Author Topic: 080731 cups-pdf-2.4.8 [VL59]  (Read 1145 times)

exeterdad

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080731 cups-pdf-2.4.8 [VL59]
« on: July 31, 2008, 05:25:14 pm »

I've packaged cups-pdf-2.4.8 for VL59

Package: cups-pdf-2.4.8-i586-1vl59.tlz
MD5: abc2d4d05055ea520b9ea70bedd2d9c9
Package Size: 24 KIB (0.02 MB)
Installed size: 110 KIB (0.11 MB)

Sources: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/source/testing/base/cups-pdf
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cups-pdf: cups-pdf (Extension for creating pdf-Files with CUPS)
cups-pdf:
cups-pdf: cups-pdf is a backend script for use with CUPS - the "Common UNIX
cups-pdf: Printing System" (see more for CUPS http://www.cups.org/). Cups-pdf
cups-pdf: uses the ghostscript pdfwrite device to produce PDF Files.
cups-pdf:
cups-pdf:
cups-pdf:
cups-pdf: License: GPL 2.0
cups-pdf: Authors: Volker Christian Behr <vrbehr@cip.physik.uni-wuerzburg.de>
cups-pdf: Website: http://cip.physik.uni-wuerzburg.de/~vrbehr/cups-pdf


Your new "PDF Printer" should be available for use after installing this package. There is no easy way to determine where your new pdf file will be when you print it.  The default location is /var/spool/cups-pdf/YOUR-USERNAME/. I didn't change this as I couldn't decide on a location to suite everyone.

This is easily adjusted by editing the /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf as root. Change
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#Out /var/spool/cups-pdf/${USER}
(line 43) to
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Out ${HOME}/Desktop/cups-pdf
and your pdf's will be sent there. You can change /Desktop/cups-pdf to a folder of your choice.  If it doesn't exist, it will be created.

After testing this package, please take a moment and come back to this thread to let us know how it works for you.
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sparkyhall

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Re: 080731 cups-pdf-2.4.8 [VL59]
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 01:38:14 pm »

Works a treat on VL5.9 standard.

He he....I followed your instructions for re-directing the output but hadn't spotted the curly brackets. After a few attempts at printing I went into cups only to find cups-pdf had stopped with what looked like a paper jam so its seems it's just like a real printer!!  ;D

Chris
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exeterdad

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Re: 080731 cups-pdf-2.4.8 [VL59]
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 05:56:47 pm »

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what looked like a paper jam

That cracked me up!  :D
Let's just hope it doesn't emulate "head cleaning" or open up a browser to a URL to purchase more ink.
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