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Old 05-31-2009, 12:56 AM   #1
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CUPS-PDF not working


I have downloaded the cups-pdf-2.5.XX.tar.gz package and followed the instructions from the README file provided with it. But when I tried to print it from a file, the lpstat -t command and the printer icon in the panel shows no problem, but I could not see any directory that contains the output pdf file...

According to the Readme file, it says, by default it will print to /var/spool/cups-pdf directory, but actually it prints to /var/spool/cups that too in the following names:
c00012 c00013 c00014, but not in pdf format....pls let me know where i am going wrong..
 
Old 05-31-2009, 04:15 AM   #2
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According to my cups-pdf.conf, the default is /var/spool/cups-pdf/${USER}

Do you get any messages in your cups log file?

Do you have ghostscript installed?
 
Old 05-31-2009, 01:36 PM   #3
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No. ghostscript is not installed...Should that be installed too...??? The log file does not give any error messages..
 
Old 05-31-2009, 05:41 PM   #4
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I was under the impression that cups-pdf used ghostscript to create its pdfs. I'll try and have a look today some time.

Edit - looking at the cups-pdf page here http://www.cups-pdf.de/documentation.shtml, it looks to me like you need ghostscript installed. Doesn't actually seem to list dependencies.

Last edited by billymayday; 05-31-2009 at 06:09 PM.
 
Old 06-01-2009, 11:15 AM   #5
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so nice of you billymayday. Thanks for the help. I will try ghostscript..
 
  


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