On Wednesday, October 6, 2004 7:44 pm
I sent this query prematurely.

> #     Aloha
> #     On this past Sunday(10-3-4) I posted this question to freebsd-gnome.
> #     I have not received any responses. Can anyone on this list help?
> #     Thanks
> I am having a problem with CUPS and Gnome. I am running
> Gnome 2.6.2, Gnome-Office, and Xorg all installed via ports.
> I have a P4 2.6 with 1G of ram 
> %uname -a
> FreeBSD p4.hawaii.rr.com 5.2.1-RELEASE-p9 FreeBSD 
> 5.2.1-RELEASE-p9 #9: Sun Oct  3 10:25:03 HST 2004     
> root at p4.hawaii.rr.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/P4BSD1  i386
> I recently attached a HP 890C DeskJet printer. I installed
> Cups and gnome-cups-manager from ports. I am able to use the
> web interface and install the printer. The test page prints
> fine. I can also print a text file from gedit without trouble.
> #     I can also print a test page from gnome-cups-manager
> The problem is with AbiWord2, gnumeric and the pdf files. The
> Print Preview screens show blank and when I click on file; print;
> and then the paper tab, the "Paper size" field is not bold and
> reads "no options are defined". I did define the paper in the
> web setup of cups and these programs do show the 890C as the printer.
> Of course, I am unable to print from these programs.
> Here is a little info:
> %pkg_info | grep cups
> cups-       The Common UNIX Printing System: Metaport to 
> install comple
> cups-base-  The Common UNIX Printing System: headers, libs, 
> & daemons
> cups-lpr-   The CUPS BSD and system V compatibility 
> binaries (lp* comma
> cups-pstoraster-7.07_1 GNU Postscript interpreter for CUPS printing 
> to non-PS prin
> gnome-cups-manager-0.18_1,1 Admistration tool for cups
> libgnomecups-0.1.8,1 Support library for gnome cups admistration
> %cat /etc/printcap
> # This file was automatically generated by cupsd(8) from the
> # /usr/local/etc/cups/printers.conf file.  All changes to this file
> # will be lost.
> HP890C|HP890C:rm=p4.hawaii.rr.com:rp=HP890C:
> I have also done a "portupgrade -f libgnomeprint-\* libgnomeprintui-
> \*"to no avail.
> If anything else is needed I will be overjoyed to provide it.
> Please CC me as I do not subscribe to this list. Thanks for your time.
> Robert

I thought I had exhausted all the resources available to me but once
again I proved myself wrong. For the archives and all the newbies (me)
that have struggled with Cups. I found the simple answer here


Specifically, I ran the following script in /usr/bin

for i in lp* ; do mv $i $i.default ; ln -s /usr/local/bin/$i $i ; done

Sorry for the noise.

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