Subject: Re: printing with acroread7 and cups
To: Mark Davies <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/01/2005 09:53:24
On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 11:17:48PM +1200, Mark Davies wrote:
> On Thursday 01 September 2005 15:09, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > Ah -- excellent catch.  It turns out that it's the existence of
> > /emul/linux/usr/pkg/bin that causes the problem.  Having just
> > /emul/linux/usr/pkg doesn't cause any trouble.
> >
> > It's getting late; I'll do some ktraces tomorrow to understand exactly
> > what the problem is before I file a PR.
> Thats consistent with what I saw back in May.  If you had "/usr/pkg/bin/lpr" 
> in acroread's dialog box it would try to to cd to "/usr/pkg/bin" which on 
> your problem machine would take it to "/emul/linux/usr/pkg/bin" and on the 
> other machine to "/usr/pkg/bin", do a getcwd() and append lpr to the result 
> to get the path it actually tries to use.  Why it bothers I don't know.

	That sort of makes sense.  I've done stuff like that in scripts I've
written to do the equivalent of realpath(), so the path I store is absolute
and doesn't have any /./ or /../ in it.  I'd be surprised if realpath() in
a linux binary actually worked correctly.