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Old 01-23-2009, 10:42 AM   #16
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Nope, the manual installation was performed by compiling from source and manually copying the relevant files. As per instructions on the cups-pdf site. My suspect is that the OP is running CentOS-4 and simply downloaded the wrong version of the cups-pdf package.

@stuaz: please repost the output of lsb_release -a (you missed the option -a in your previous post). Then reverse back the passages you did when installing manually. Be sure you download the correct package and issue
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yum localinstall <package_name>
from where the file <package_name> has been downloaded.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 10:42 AM   #17
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Did you configure yum properly ?

http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/Priorities


mrclisdue has a valid point..

I think it's rpm -e <packagename> to remove a package manually.. man haven't done that in years..
Hi Thanks for your help.

Its actually easier for me to revert the server back to what it was before I was playing with it as its just test VMWare session.

I reverted it back to what it was before I started all this, I did the:

Code:
yum install yum-plugin-priorities
Then when I try:
Code:
yum install cups-pdf
I get the following:

Code:
# yum install cups-pdf
Loading "priorities" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
0 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: cups-pdf
Nothing to do
Thanks again for the help.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 10:44 AM   #18
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Kernel 2.6.9, that would be CentOS 4.x .

The package cups-pdf.i386 2.4.6-1.el5 is for CentOS 5.

Try this : cups-pdf-2.4.6-2.el4.i386.rpm
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html
....
 
Old 01-23-2009, 10:49 AM   #19
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Kernel 2.6.9, that would be CentOS 4.x .

cups-pdf.i386 2.4.6-1.el5 is for CentOS 5

Try this : cups-pdf-2.4.6-2.el4.i386.rpm
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html
....
 
Old 01-23-2009, 10:51 AM   #20
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Try this : cups-pdf-2.4.6-2.el4.i386.rpm
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html
....
Or that linked from the cups-pdf site, which is the same I suppose... http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...2.el4.i386.rpm
 
Old 01-23-2009, 11:27 AM   #21
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Or that linked from the cups-pdf site, which is the same I suppose... http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...2.el4.i386.rpm
Right,

Code:
LSB Version:    :core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:graphics-3.0-ia32:graphics-3.0-no
arch
Distributor ID: CentOS
Description:    CentOS release 4.6 (Final)
Release:        4.6
Codename:       Final
after reverting my system back and downloading the above i get the following:

Code:
# rpm -Uvh cups-pdf-2.4.6-2.el4.i386.rpm
warning: cups-pdf-2.4.6-2.el4.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 217521f6
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:cups-pdf               ########################################### [100%]
Stopping cups: [  OK  ]
Starting cups: [  OK  ]
So I guess that means it has installed properly this tiime??
Ok so if I send a print job to a printer it created, it then drops the file into the Desktop of the person who ran the job. Is it possible to specify the location to print to?

Thanks for your help colucix and everyone else.

Last edited by stuaz; 01-23-2009 at 11:45 AM.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 11:41 AM   #22
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So as I have got this far, what is the best way to test it? lol
Now restart the cups daemon
Code:
/etc/init.d/cups restart
then open firefox or any other GUI application and in the list of the printers to select when you try to print a document, just chose Cups-PDF. To set it up from the command line, you have to assign a name to the queue. Unfortunately I cannot be of much help right now, since I've not the CentOS box at hand.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 11:47 AM   #23
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Now restart the cups daemon
Code:
/etc/init.d/cups restart
then open firefox or any other GUI application and in the list of the printers to select when you try to print a document, just chose Cups-PDF. To set it up from the command line, you have to assign a name to the queue. Unfortunately I cannot be of much help right now, since I've not the CentOS box at hand.

Thanks, I have set up the queue and can send jobs to it, but is it possible to define the location of where the print jobs go to? I.e at the moment they current go to /Desktop is it possible to send it /home or another location completely?
 
Old 01-23-2009, 11:52 AM   #24
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Thanks, I have set up the queue and can send jobs to it, but is it possible to define the location of where the print jobs go to? I.e at the moment they current go to /Desktop is it possible to send it /home or another location completely?

Actually, scratch that last comment, I realised there is configuration setting in the cups-pdf.conf file !

Thanks again guys!
 
Old 01-23-2009, 11:53 AM   #25
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edit the cups-pdf.conf file to set the output location.

Mine outputs to ~/PDF/ by default


Quote:
Out ${HOME}/PDF

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Old 01-23-2009, 11:59 AM   #26
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Of course. Look at /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf. The very first option you can set is
Code:
Out ${HOME}/Desktop
change the value to any location at your desire. Be sure it is world writable if it isn't under ${HOME} and if you want to use the same for any user on the system. Or you can eventually chose a location based on the username as
Code:
/tmp/${USER}_pdf
Edit: ooops... too late!
 
Old 01-23-2009, 12:17 PM   #27
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Of course. Look at /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf. The very first option you can set is
Code:
Out ${HOME}/Desktop
change the value to any location at your desire. Be sure it is world writable if it isn't under ${HOME} and if you want to use the same for any user on the system. Or you can eventually chose a location based on the username as
Code:
/tmp/${USER}_pdf
Edit: ooops... too late!
I really aprciate the help with this guys!

One last question (I think), is it is possible that I can print using this special pdf pprinter.

Then a seperate application can apply a pre-built pdf and merge them

E.g: Apply a template as such.

Does that make sense?
 
Old 01-23-2009, 02:15 PM   #28
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like merge 2 single page PDF's into a 2 Page PDF File ? YES PDF Files can be merged in that fashion..

I you mean have a PDF that is a form and a PDF that is the info for the form and overlay one on top of the other I don't think so..
 
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like merge 2 single page PDF's into a 2 Page PDF File ? YES PDF Files can be merged in that fashion..

I you mean have a PDF that is a form and a PDF that is the info for the form and overlay one on top of the other I don't think so..
What I mean is that I will have a PDF file that has, for example, a headed logo at the top. And then another PDF which is just data, so like a report or invoice. Merge the two together so that I have one PDF but on the headed paper.

That make sense?
 
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I would think you would need to combine the header and data prior to converting them to PDF. maybe have the header as a postscript file..
but that's outside my knowledge so I can't really recommend a solution.
 
  


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