On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Ksenia Marasanova wrote: > Hi list, > > After view hours trying to get my printer running with CUPS, I gave it > up and want an alternative. I have a usb postscript printer (Brother), > and a PPD file. The hardware part is working, I just need a spooler, so > the clients can send print jobs. What spoolers do you people using? > > If anyone interested in my painfull CUPS experience, here is the > problem (maybe I'm missing something and there is still a solution?): > In order to use Brother driver, I need foomatic-rip and > foomatic-gswrapper (www.linuxprinting.org) In order to get > foomatic-gswrapper to work, I have to install ESP Ghostscript. But > there is no port for ESP Ghostscript and it wouldn't compile on my > -stable :-(. 1) You are right: Installing CUPS can be a pain in the bum. If you need it for some reasons I can forward you some emails, where the usual problems are discussed. 2) If you have got a real postscript printer you can have a look at http://www.freebsd.org/handbook - there is a section about setting up printers manually. 3) If you are looking for a program which takes care of the setup problems for you, there is an alternative to Cups: /usr/ports/print/apsfilter . Mind: Apsfilter asks you for some options during installation. If you, p.ex., choose latex support the build will take some time.
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