cvs commit: hints cups-printing.txt
chris at stockwith.co.uk
Fri Dec 20 08:07:51 PST 2002
timothy at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
> Short Guide how to set up the necessary software to print using
> - ghostscript, a2ps and CUPS, Samba and Gimp-Print as an Option.
> + ghostscript, psutils, a2ps, foomatic and CUPS, Samba and Gimp-
> + Print as an Option.
> This is a short Hint based on other printing hints, which did
> @@ -18,20 +19,36 @@
> Your favourite flavour of Ghostscript:
Please see note below.
> look at http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/, check mirror sites.
> - I prefer using AFPL Ghostscript 7.00, obtainable on
> + I prefer using AFPL Ghostscript 8.00, obtainable on
> ftp://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/, but any other
> - Version should do, too.
> + Version should do, too. You should also obtain a package of the
> + necessary type1-fonts, e.g. GNU-ghostscript-fonts.
> + Since Version 1.1.15, CUPS no longer includes the PS RIP filter
> + called pstoraster. So you need some ghostscript version that
> + provides as cups raster driver. ATM, GNU ghostscript DOES NOT
> + HAVE such a backend. So you're better off with AFPL or EPS
> + ghostscript.
If you want to use GNU ghostscript, then it must be
version ghostscript-7.05. The patch included within cups, must be
applied to ghostscript. But once you have done this is works fine.
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