Ticket #155 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

acroread attempts to use CUPS-specific optoins to lpr

Reported by: broder Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone:
Component: -- Keywords: printing
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


acroread seems to sort of half-grok CUPS - well enough to query the library for a list of CUPS printers, but instead of printing through the library, it shells out to lpr.

It also passes -o options of one sort or another, which doesn't work currently, because our lpr almost always shells out to mit-lpr, so you get a popup to the effect of:

The following error occurred while printing...
'lpr: illegal option 'o'
Usage: lpr [-Pprinter@host]] [-A] [-B] [-Cclass] [-Fformat] [-G] [-Jinfo]


I'm...not sure if I'm actually interested in investing effort in fixing this, given that the long-term strategy is to actually use CUPS.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by xavid

Idea: would it make sense to (as a temporary measure) wrap acroread in such a way that it always gets the CUPS lpr, for example by putting a weird directory in the front of its PATH?

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by geofft

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to duplicate

The solution for ticket #251 is intended to fix this.

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