Difference between revisions of "LPRng"

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==Configuration==
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Configuration consists of the following steps:
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*Set up control files
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*Configure filters
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*Create a printcap file and spool directories
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*Enable and start the lpd daemon using systemctl

Revision as of 21:32, 2 January 2015


LPRng is an alternative print spooler to CUPS. It was designed as a drop-in replacement for the old Berkeley Unix LPR system. It is mature and robust and it handles print filtering in a transparent and flexible manner.

Complete documentation exists on the LPRng website: [1] The man pages are also a useful source of information.

Installation

  • Install the lprng package from the AUR.
  • Install optional filter packages:
    • poppler
    • enscript
    • ghostscript
    • hplip
    • foomatic-filters-lprng (AUR)

Configuration

Configuration consists of the following steps:

  • Set up control files
  • Configure filters
  • Create a printcap file and spool directories
  • Enable and start the lpd daemon using systemctl