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author Sebastien Ballet <>2010-05-13 00:39:04 +0200
committer David Somero <>2010-05-13 00:39:04 +0200
commit72d2f08e9259465e81252385148a2ad49f1b6f6e (patch)
parent0b178c4ad90cf01be687f28e74ebd5a8dd8e2ac5 (diff)
office/cups-pdf: Updated for version 2.5.0
6 files changed, 6 insertions, 128 deletions
diff --git a/office/cups-pdf/README b/office/cups-pdf/README
index d951e89324..a7b3ed4677 100644
--- a/office/cups-pdf/README
+++ b/office/cups-pdf/README
@@ -1,7 +1 @@
-cups-pdf is designed to produce PDF files by providing a PDF
-See README.SBo for setup information.
-Users of older versions (i.e < 2.5.0) will have to look at
-UPGRADE.TXT before upgrading.
+cups-pdf is designed to produce PDF files by providing a PDF printer.
diff --git a/office/cups-pdf/README.SBo b/office/cups-pdf/README.SBo
deleted file mode 100644
index 34c77852b3..0000000000
--- a/office/cups-pdf/README.SBo
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,104 +0,0 @@
-Welcome to CUPS-PDF v2
- 1. building CUPS-PDF
- 2. setting up the PDF queue with CUPS
- 3. note for MacOSX
- 4. contact
-1. building CUPS-PDF
- Edit src/cups-pdf.h if you do not like /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf as name
- for the configuration file.
- To compile CUPS-PDF, invoke gcc in the src/ directory:
- gcc -O9 -s -o cups-pdf cups-pdf.c
- To install the binary, simply copy cups-pdf to the backend directory
- of CUPS (usually /usr/lib/cups/backend).
- Now copy extra/cups-pdf.conf to /etc/cups (or whatever location you
- selected in cups-pdf.h above). Here you can set all properties of
- CUPS-PDF at runtime without the need for restarting any services.
- (The defaults should work fine on most systems.)
- In case you want to use the color PostScript driver that comes with
- CUPS-PDF go to the extra/ subdirectory and copy CUPS-PDF.ppd to your
- CUPS model directory (usually /usr/share/cups/model [ /Generic ] ).
-2. setting up the PDF queue with CUPS
- Important notes:
- ================
- * CUPS-PDF requires root privileges since it has to modify file ownerships.
- In order to ensure CUPS-PDF is running with the required root privileges
- you have to make 'root' the owner of the cups-pdf backend and set the
- file permissions of the backend to 0700 (root only).
- NOTE: in older versions of CUPS (<1.2.0) you have to set the "RunAsUser"
- option in cupsd.conf to "No" in order to grant full privileges.
- * CUPS-PDF needs a fully featured UNIX-filesystem to work. Make sure if any
- of CUPS-PDF's working directories (e.g. output) are located on an NFS
- mounted volume they are mounted without root_squash! Other filesystems
- (e.g. NetWare or Windows shares) are _not_ supported!
- * CUPS-PDF is known to fail if the gs (GhostScript) binary on a system is
- compressed by upx (Ultimate Packer for eXecutables).
- * If you are using SELinux, AppArmour or similar tools, make sure these do
- not interfere with CUPS-PDF.
- (You can disable SELinux for CUPS by "setsebool -P cupsd_disable_trans 1"
- or have a look at contrib/SELinux-HOWTO to make it work)
- Now you will be able to choose "CUPS-PDF (Virtual PDF Printer)" when
- setting up a new printer in CUPS (a CUPS-restart may be necessary).
- To set up a queue for other UNIX clients you should select Postscript as
- vendor and the Color Printer as model for your new printer; queues that get
- their input from samba or netatalk (i.e. Windows, OS/2 or MacOS) can be set
- up as raw queues. On the Windows, OS/2 or MacOS system choose a color
- postscript driver for that network printer (the drivers for Minolta Page
- Works or HP DesignJet printers do a good job).
- Hint: If you want to create grayscale PDFs you just have to choose a
- grayscale printer driver, i.e. the postscript.ppd that comes with CUPS on
- the Linux side or a b/w laser printer (e.g. a HP LaserJet) on the Windows
- side. On the Linux side be aware that the postscript.ppd will not
- re-process data that is already supplied in Postscript format, i.e. a color
- Postscript will keep it's colors.
- Once you print to the new device the output directory selected in
- cups-pdf.conf (defaults to /var/spool/cups-pdf) will be created and all
- converted PDF files will be placed in subdirectories named after the owner
- of the print job. In case the owner cannot be identified (i.e. does not
- exist on the server) the output is placed in the directory for anonymous
- operation (if not disabled in cups-pdf.conf - defaults to
- /var/spool/cups-pdf/ANONYMOUS/).
- Furthermore if logging is enabled the logfile will be placed by default in
- /var/log/cups.
- The file "CUPS-PDF.ppd" is a modified version of the "Postscript.ppd.gz"
- that comes with CUPS 1.1.15 that is able to handle color output.
- You should have a look at the contrib/ directory in this bundle which
- contains several additions to CUPS-PDF which enhance functionality or
- supports the setup of CUPS-PDF on different platforms.
-3. note for MacOSX
- Since MacOSX' AFPL GhostScript does not support the way of PDF generation
- used by CUPS-PDF you will have to use pstopdf instead. For this the
- settings of GhostScript, GSCall and PDFVer in cups-pdf.conf have to be
- changed accordingly. The values are documented in cups-pdf.conf .
-4. contact
- Dr. Volker Christian Behr
diff --git a/office/cups-pdf/UPGRADE.TXT b/office/cups-pdf/UPGRADE.TXT
deleted file mode 100644
index 26be0145c8..0000000000
--- a/office/cups-pdf/UPGRADE.TXT
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,11 +0,0 @@
-Starting from 2.5.0, the SlackBuild prevents overwriting of
-configuration file (i.e /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf).
-Therefore, users of older versions (i.e < 2.5.0) who use a
-customized configuration file should save it before upgrading.
-Sorry for the inconvenience.
diff --git a/office/cups-pdf/cups-pdf.SlackBuild b/office/cups-pdf/cups-pdf.SlackBuild
index ad2b7f34be..78fcb508b0 100644
--- a/office/cups-pdf/cups-pdf.SlackBuild
+++ b/office/cups-pdf/cups-pdf.SlackBuild
@@ -51,13 +51,10 @@ cp -a extra/CUPS-PDF.ppd $PKG/usr/share/cups/model
mkdir -p $PKG/usr/doc/$PRGNAM-$VERSION
cat $CWD/$PRGNAM.SlackBuild > $PKG/usr/doc/$PRGNAM-$VERSION/$PRGNAM.SlackBuild
mkdir -p $PKG/install
cat $CWD/slack-desc > $PKG/install/slack-desc
cat $CWD/ > $PKG/install/
cd $PKG
-/sbin/makepkg -l y -c n $OUTPUT/$PRGNAM-$VERSION-$ARCH-$BUILD$TAG.tgz
+/sbin/makepkg -l y -c n $OUTPUT/$PRGNAM-$VERSION-$ARCH-$BUILD$TAG.${PKGTYPE:-tgz}
diff --git a/office/cups-pdf/ b/office/cups-pdf/
index 32ecb27327..9f7d493b11 100644
--- a/office/cups-pdf/
+++ b/office/cups-pdf/
@@ -3,6 +3,8 @@ VERSION="2.5.0"
MAINTAINER="Sebastien Ballet"
diff --git a/office/cups-pdf/slack-desc b/office/cups-pdf/slack-desc
index 4f02a04454..e03578ae7e 100644
--- a/office/cups-pdf/slack-desc
+++ b/office/cups-pdf/slack-desc
@@ -11,9 +11,9 @@ cups-pdf:
cups-pdf: This software is designed to produce PDF files by providing a PDF
cups-pdf: printer.
cups-pdf: Homepage:
-cups-pdf: \ No newline at end of file