Bug 136565 - Add PDF printing to CUPS
Summary: Add PDF printing to CUPS
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups-pdf
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Remi Collet
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On: 243605
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-10-20 22:18 UTC by Mathijs Tieleman
Modified: 2008-05-31 05:29 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: FC6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-31 05:29:10 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Mathijs Tieleman 2004-10-20 22:18:55 UTC
We're using Fedora in our internet corners. users love to see the
print-to-PDf-file option within CUPS. This makes it easy to create PDF
file from for example Firefox pages.

It easy via one of the following websites, but it would be create if
it is being implemented as a standard.

The only extra whish is to let a pop-up ask the user for the directory
to store the PDF in (and somehow have somewhere a default dir.



Comment 1 Tom Lynema 2006-04-27 00:52:54 UTC
Cups-pdf works well in fc5.

There are rpms for cups-pdf at http://remi.collet.free.fr/rpms/ .  
I am using

Comment 2 Martin Jürgens 2007-09-04 10:25:47 UTC
+ 1. Would be nice if Fedora was shipped with a PDF printer by default. This bug
is here as of 3 years, is there any hope that something will happen?

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2007-09-04 10:35:11 UTC
We ship cups-pdf already.

Comment 4 Martin Jürgens 2007-09-04 11:07:32 UTC
Isn't this bug report about implenting that as a standard, so shipping it by
default with Fedora?

Also, it says that a file chooser would be nice :)

Comment 5 Martin Jürgens 2007-09-04 11:14:47 UTC
The missing file chooser does not really bug me, but having cups-pdf shipped by
default in a normal desktop Fedora install would be nice.

This depends on bug 276021 being fixed.

Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2007-09-04 11:19:43 UTC

Comment 7 Remi Collet 2007-09-20 16:58:55 UTC
Having cups-pdf shipped by default seems not possible.

In fact, cups-pdf need a "running" cupsd after install to be able to create the
printer queue. This is not possible during anaconda installation.

I will have to work on a "first run" solution to solve this problem.


Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 15:42:55 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.

If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change
the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version
or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.)

Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.

The process we're following is outlined here:

We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.

Comment 9 Andrew Farris 2008-04-08 01:25:41 UTC
This appears to be one that shouldn't close quite yet.

Remi, has cups-pdf shipping by default been solved or abandoned as not possible?

Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2008-05-07 00:01:58 UTC
This bug has been in NEEDINFO for more than 30 days since feedback was
first requested. As a result we are closing it.

If you can reproduce this bug in the future against a maintained Fedora
version please feel free to reopen it against that version.

The process we're following is outlined here:

Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 01:58:07 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 12 Remi Collet 2008-05-31 05:29:10 UTC
Gnome printing dialog now allow printing to PDF.

Even Firefox use it now.
OOo can also produce PDF.

Cups-pdf still usefull for a very few apps.
So, i don't think is really usefull to have cups-pdf installed by default.

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