[SunHELP] old HPNPL (JetDirect Printer Installer for Unix) and Solaris 11.x

Brian Richman bjrichus at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 24 15:55:36 CDT 2014

We went to using CUPS on RHEL once our old Solaris 10 hardware got to EOL... Oracle wanted to "fire" us as a customer, so considering the four to nine times performance gains and halving of capital required to go from SPARC to x86, it was a no-brainer.

Bye-Bye Oracle. If only Sun had not sold itself to them (or IBM) it would be a much better server world...

> From: Barry Keeney <barryk at chaoscon.com>
>To: The SunHELP List <sunhelp at sunhelp.org> 
>Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:50 PM
>Subject: Re: [SunHELP] old HPNPL (JetDirect Printer Installer for Unix) and Solaris 11.x
>On Wed, 24 Sep 2014, Richie wrote:
>> I will be moving to Solaris 11.2 once new sparc hardware arrives. Current 
>> equipment is all Solaris 10.
>> I have used HP's print software package HPNPL (filename SOLe134.PKG) for 
>> years because its net_lj4x model script works for all of our installed HP 
>> printers and meets our needs fine.  I'm am curious if any of you have either 
>> continued/attempted to use this old software or switched to use something 
>> else.  We personally do not require any extended printer features and the 
>> ease of administration has been nice.
>    I've use this for years on my Solaris 9 and older systems.
>    I'm getting ready to move to Solaris 11 and uses cups so
>it should be pretty simple to setup all kinds of printers, not
>just HP's.
>    I was just skimming the printer part of my Solaris 11
>book yesterday...
>Barry Keeney
>Chaos Consulting
>email barryk at chaoscon.com
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