ok, i have this arch box which is going to be my server for all sorts of things on my local net. i plugged a printer (samsung ml 1210 if it does matter) into lpt1 and wanted to install cups, which went quite smoothly. i also got the appropriate ppd file and configured the printer via the cups webinterface. everything fine so far, just that trying to print a test page does not yield any results.
i might even know the solution: i didn't install ghostscript. i figure that's just what is missing, but sadly if i want to install it with pacman it depends on the whole bloody xfree86 package that i surely don't want to have on my server. i could maybe install ghostscript without the dependency check, but that seems a little too "quick-n-dirty" for me. are there any other solutions/alternate routes?
thanks in advance,
I came into the same problems when I wanted to install a printer-server, but since I have only three clients to connect to the server, I created a raw-printer-server.
This means that the clients need to provide the driver for the printer. that's it
No official solution here, but you could maybe recompile the package without the X dependency, using the PKGBUILD in abs. You'd probably have to recompile it every time it was upgraded though.
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hm, the manual update every time intimidates me a bit, i think i'll set up a raw printer as well since there aren't many machines on the network.
danke and thanks for the suggestions.