Keith Seyffarth wrote:
If you're using the cups printing subsystem you can use the cups-pdf port/package.You end up with the pdf's deposited in /var/spool/cups-pdf/USERNAME.I don't have any printing installed currently. I may be getting a printer for this machine at some point in the future (at which point I'll have to figure out how to get printing to a printer working). When I run # which cups the response is: cups: Command not found. would # portinstall cups install this printing option? or would I have to install something else?
CUPS doesn't actually install a binary called 'cups'. It installs a bunch of replacements for the standard printer commands lp, lpr, lpq, lprm etc. and a number of daemons including cupsd. If you want to check whether you have installed cups already, then use: pkg_info -Ix cups The 'cups-base' package provides the important functionality, but you should install it as a dependency of the cups meta-port as this will also include a number of other packages you will need: portinstall print/cups To get the print to PDF functionality, then install cups-pdf: portinstall print/cups-pdf You'll then have to follow the instructions to enable cups and generate print queues and so forth. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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