[rescue] Cups on Solaris
Geoffrey S. Mendelson
gsm at mendelson.com
Sat Nov 6 09:51:49 CST 2004
Joshua Boyd wrote:
> Is anyone using CUPS on solaris? Where did you get it from? Sun's
> Software Companion?
no. I downloaded it from the official website and compiled it with gcc 3.4
You also need to get the latest version of Ghostscript, hpijs and
foomatic-gswraper, foomatic rip and the foomatic ppd from the
ghostscript also has some libraries it needs, such as png, zlib, jpeg.
If the printer is on a windows machine, you need to get the smbspool module
from the samba distribution.
The trick is to compile it from scratch, put it in /usr/local (make sure
to update the default library search path) and use a relativly sane cupsd.conf.
(i.e. not the redhat sample).
I'd gladly share my cupsd.conf file, I'll post it seperately.
Note that right now, the printers here are on a linux and two different
windows xp machines. I just print from the solaris machines (1 sol10 sparc,
1 sol10 x86) to them.
> I have an HP 1200D printer that I want to use. I don't really care
> about CUPS, but it seems to work well enough on linux at work, so I'm
> willing to give it a shot at home on Solaris. I definately need
> ghostscript and hpijs though, even if I don't use CUPs.
> Anyway, I figured that since Sun offers CUPS, EPS ghostscript, and hpijs
> as part of their Software Companion set, that that would be the most
> straightforward way to go. The problem is that their dependency set and
> their printing set seem to be a mess.
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