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Old 02-07-2004, 06:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy Installing CUPS on Slackware


When i try to add my printer through the Printing Manager in KDE, i select CUPS as the printing system, and i get a message "Connection to CUPS server failed. Check that the CUPS server is installed and running. ERROR: Connection refused" - i guess this means that CUPS is not installed, so i downloaded it from www.cups.org (i think ). Now i have a file called cups-1.1.20-source.tar.gz but i don't know how install it??
 
Old 02-07-2004, 07:26 PM   #2
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Try this:

gunzip -xzvf cups-1.1.20-source.tar.gz
./configure
make
make install

You can find more help in the INSTALL.txt -file in the archive.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 08:16 PM   #3
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Thanks its not all working though

When i tried:
gunzip -xzvf cups-1.1.20-source.tar.gz

I got this:
root@*****:~# gunzip -xzvf cups-1.1.20-source.tar.gz
gunzip: invalid option -- x
gunzip 1.3.3
(2002-03-08)
usage: gunzip [-cdfhlLnNrtvV19] [-S suffix] [file ...]
-c --stdout write on standard output, keep original files unchanged
-d --decompress decompress
-f --force force overwrite of output file and compress links
-h --help give this help
-l --list list compressed file contents
-L --license display software license
-n --no-name do not save or restore the original name and time stamp
-N --name save or restore the original name and time stamp
-q --quiet suppress all warnings
-r --recursive operate recursively on directories
-S .suf --suffix .suf use suffix .suf on compressed files
-t --test test compressed file integrity
-v --verbose verbose mode
-V --version display version number
-1 --fast compress faster
-9 --best compress better
file... files to (de)compress. If none given, use standard input.
Report bugs to <bug-gzip@gnu.org>.

I don't know what to do now?????

Last edited by J0nathan; 02-07-2004 at 08:18 PM.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:22 PM   #4
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Hmmm.. The file is now called cups-1.1.20-source.tar (no .gz) - i don't think it's a typo casue i copy pasted it , anyway, what do i do now??
 
Old 02-08-2004, 12:59 AM   #5
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cd to the directory where you want to untar the archive, type

$ tar xvf /path/to/cups-1.1.20-source.tar

to untar the archive. Of course you should replace /path/to/ with the correct one.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 01:33 AM   #6
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Oh thanks, that worked perfectly Now i can print
 
  


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