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Author Topic: 090521 cups-pdf-2.5.0 [VL6.0]  (Read 1628 times)
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« on: May 21, 2009, 03:44:45 am »

rbistolfi has built cups-pdf for VL 6.0. 

Package: cups-pdf-2.5.0-i586-1vl60.tlz
MD5: f1d461f381763787da4525d7c2e268fa
Package Size: 16 K
Installed Size: 80 K

Sources:  http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/source/testing/net/cups-pdf

Code:
cups-pdf: cups-pdf (PDF printer)
cups-pdf:
cups-pdf: This software is designed to produce PDF files in a heterogeneous
cups-pdf: network by providing a PDF printer on the central fileserver.
cups-pdf:
cups-pdf:
cups-pdf:
cups-pdf: License: GPL
cups-pdf: Authors: Volker C. Behr
cups-pdf: Website: http://www.physik.uni-wuerzburg.de/~vrbehr/cups-pdf/

After testing this package please stop back here and let us know how it works for you.
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009, 10:04:03 am »

I've installed this package on VL6 Standard and it is doing what it's supposed to do. I haven't noticed any problems in my limited testing.

It's pretty obscure to figure out where the generated PDF is saved, especially for a newbie or someone like me, who tends to be dense about these things. The PDF goes in /var/spool/cups-pdf/username. I wanted it to go in my home directory. I found /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf and by trial and error editing, I changed the place it goes to my home directory. I changed
#Out /var/spool/cups-pdf/${USER}

in the ### Key:  Out section to

Out /${HOME}

To my amazement, that worked.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009, 11:06:41 am »

You are right Granny, the place is a bit obscure Smiley. I knew about only because I get my mail in /var/spool and I saw the dirs while setting my mail. I think I will make $HOME the default for the next build.
Thanks for the input.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 12:15:04 am »

I know how to use/start cups with VASM, but how do I start the cups from the command prompt?
How do I run cups automatically every time startup?
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 12:54:53 am »

Rodrigo,

I am not sure what this new pdf-cups does.  However, if it would improve the efficiency of pdf files, I should  try it as I am constantly using pdf.  In light of GrannyGeeks' comment (with which I fully agree), I think I will wait for the next version in light of your statement:

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I think I will make $HOME the default for the next build.

I don't know if this is related to this quoted comment or not, but I do know that I don't like xpdf's "save" feature, as it saves the file somewhere in the unknowable recesses of my machine and I have to constantly tell xpdf to save it to a useful place instead.  To avoid this, I usually use Evince, which allows for a useful save, with relative ease.  But printing in Evince is a long, tiresome process, compared to printing with xpdf. So, if I am planning to print a file I try to remember to open it in xpdf, but if I am planning on saving it to my hard drive, I try to remember to use Evince.  I don't know if your pdf-cups will address these problems, but GrannyGeek's work-around seems too complicated for everyday use.

I think Argentina squeaked into the world cup.  I plan on spending the summer before the TV.  However, ESPN seems determined to make us pay dearly for that privilege.  I am not happy about that and am trying to see if I can subscribe to some alternative network. 

John
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010, 01:26:55 am »

Rodrigo,

I am not sure what this new pdf-cups does.  However, if it would improve the efficiency of pdf files, I should  try it as I am constantly using pdf.  In light of GrannyGeeks' comment (with which I fully agree), I think I will wait for the next version in light of your statement:

Quote
I think I will make $HOME the default for the next build.

I don't know if this is related to this quoted comment or not, but I do know that I don't like xpdf's "save" feature, as it saves the file somewhere in the unknowable recesses of my machine and I have to constantly tell xpdf to save it to a useful place instead.  To avoid this, I usually use Evince, which allows for a useful save, with relative ease.  But printing in Evince is a long, tiresome process, compared to printing with xpdf. So, if I am planning to print a file I try to remember to open it in xpdf, but if I am planning on saving it to my hard drive, I try to remember to use Evince.  I don't know if your pdf-cups will address these problems, but GrannyGeek's work-around seems too complicated for everyday use.

I think Argentina squeaked into the world cup.  I plan on spending the summer before the TV.  However, ESPN seems determined to make us pay dearly for that privilege.  I am not happy about that and am trying to see if I can subscribe to some alternative network. 

John


I'm sorry I was wrong in thread. I did not read the title.
I just wanted to ask how to activate the cups automatically when starup.
Because if I want to print, I have to open the Vasm first to enable CUPS. I just want it turned on automatically.
How?
Thnks
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2010, 06:15:16 am »

I am not sure this is responsive to your request, but on mine, I go to VASM>Service>Services and then to "run level 4" and then click on the Cups icon.

John
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2010, 08:37:58 pm »

Thanks John (sorry late reply Cheesy)
I have another way to enable the cups from the beginning (Accidentally discovered that way)
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