[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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