-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Predrag Punosevac wrote: > Chuck Robey wrote: > Gligor Lucian wrote: > >>>> David Kelly <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at >>>> 12:59:38PM -0700, Gligor Lucian >wrote: >>>> >>>>>> Does FreeBSD support a USB printer? >>>>>> >>>>> Yes. >>>>> > > You know, while there are printing utils that actually work on FreeBSD, I > can't personally recommend CUPS. I keep on trying to get it to work on > FreeBSD efvery year or so, then I need to go over to one of my other > systems. Last one I tried was an Epson Stylus C84, but I've also > tried HP > officejets, and I just can't get locally attached printers to work with > cups. I can get them to work with things like apsfilter very well, but > either someone is going to have to fix the Cups port (it builds, but > nothing locally runs) or stop recommending it. > > Or, does anyone else have it working on FreeBSD? Sure would like to hear > about it, but I've been trying for a long time now, with no success. > > >> Please do not spread disinformation. Of course CUPS works on FreeBSD as >> well as thee other spooling systems >> PDQ, LPD, and LPRng.
Well, YOU might note that I _did_ say that others did work (I even gave an example, apsfilter, that worked) and I specified that cups itself worked, just that the job of installing drivers in cups for FreeBSD seemed undocumented. Someone since then found for me a wiki (non-FreeBSD- you note) that gives more help, but it seems that no helkp is forthcoming from FreeBSD itself. I specified in the email that non-local printers, which only use default ps drivers worked fine also, it was only when you tried to install locally based printers, which need local drivers, that you end up in trouble. If you're going to criticize, at least try to read the post first. Cups on FreeBSD is still woefully underdocumented, relying 100% on others sites, when the cups installation has been changed (somewhat) to agree with hier(7). I agree that needed to be done, and would have been complaining if it hadn't, but then there should have been some small notes detailing how to install a local driver. As a general rule in FreeBDS ports, there is (on most ports that have more than 1 version) insufficient care given to detailing the differences in ports, when there are more than one version to choose from. Example? the cups and the cups-base port have the same pkg-descr, so how is anyone to know what the difference is, and under whjat circumstances should one port be chosen over another. Don't answer that question, answer why no care is ever given to correct the woeful state of most multi-option pkg-descr files. >> Cheers, >> Predrag > > > > >>>> Thank you very much for your answer. >>>> All the best, Gligor Lucian. >>>> >>>> >>>> --------------------------------- >>>> Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast with Yahoo! >>>> Search. >>>> _______________________________________________ >>>> firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list >>>> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions >>>> To unsubscribe, send any mail to >>>> "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" >>>> > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFH2WM1z62J6PPcoOkRAjQSAKCZ2BR4Z/+qZwydoNllRKZNCNtgxACeLMEU KBp7od1fCaxhw4t9NohhX2c= =pvtD -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"