Subject: Re: using netatalk's psf filter
To: Mac-Port NetBSD Mailing List <port-mac68K@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Sean Sweda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/10/1998 03:00:59
On Mon, 09 Feb 1998 10:10:26 PST,
Bill Studenmund rearranged the electrons to say:
>On Sun, 8 Feb 1998, Sean Sweda wrote:
>> Has anyone had success using the psf filter that comes with the
>> netatalk package with normal lpd printing? I've tried to list
>> it as a filter in order to allow printing of non-postscript files
>> to a postscript printer, but it never seems to work. Here's
>> an example of my printcap file:
>> laser|Advantage Laser Printer:\
>> Piping a file through psf and then through lpr works fine, but
>> normal printing does not seem to invoke psf.
>I'd suggest doing something more like the psf manpage suggests:
>It seems ok for me. You can drop the "rev" bits, if you like.
But are you using AppleTalk printing or lpd printing? I thought when
psf was invoked with "pap" in the filename that it tried to print to
the printer via papd/AppleTalk (or at least that is what the man page
says). I want to print to a printer that supports BSD lpd printing,
but use psf as the text->postscript filter.