Any clue of what is needed for setting up a print server?

John Gilger bjgilger at
Mon Oct 1 12:44:14 PDT 2001

>From: Joao Pedro Clemente <jpcl at>
>Reply-To: blfs-support at
>To: blfs-support digest users <blfs-support at>
>Subject: Any clue of what is needed for setting up a print server?
>Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 13:56:24 +0100 (WET DST)
>I've tried to follow the hints about printing
>(they are , IMHO, badly finished, as I stare at one thinking that the file
>misses some sentences to what to do next and to the other one trying to
>figure out why does that command that the author tell us to do does not
>exists in my system...)
>but I'm unsucessfull and I cant understand what do I need to set up
>printing anyway...
>I have a well supported printer (Hp 520) , put I'm getting confused on
>what I need to run... lpd's, lpr's, xxx's?
>Any help?
>Thank you
>		        	Joao Pedro Clemente
>         			jpcl @
>					(when not working out)
>					(when not sleeping)
>					(when not surfing)
>					(when not ... ;)

I use ghostscript and apsfilter with lpd.

Once they are installed, ce to the directory containing apsfilter and run 
./SETUP. It is an easy step-by-step process.


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