Bug 6377 - lpr does not work with WP 8.0
lpr does not work with WP 8.0
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lpr (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 1999-10-26 04:22 EDT by miked
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-22 12:54:28 EST
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Description miked 1999-10-26 04:22:39 EDT
lpr does not work with WordPerfect 8.0
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-26 10:48:59 EDT
Can you give some more details?

How does it fail?

What version of lpr are you using?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-26 17:48:59 EDT
OK; how does it fail?  How is it being invoked, and what printers
do you have set up?
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-26 17:49:59 EDT
Also, does it work with other applications?
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-27 12:01:59 EDT
WordPerfect uses its own printer drivers; hmm, that
could be a problem. Does WordPerfect still actually
use lpr, or does it write derectly to the port?
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-27 15:14:59 EDT
Yes, that sounds like it's trying to convert WordPerfect's
output to whatever the printer supports.

Hmm... not sure how to handle this; lpr doesn't expect
native data.
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-01 12:09:59 EST
One thing you could do is set up a different printer entry
in /etc/printcap that uses the same device, but doesn't use
an input filter (no if=<whatever> entry). That should work
OK, if WP is doing its own filtering/conversion.
Comment 7 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-07-17 11:15:18 EDT
If this is lpr related at all (we don't have access to WP source, so we can't be
sure what it's doing), it should be fixed in rawhide by the move to LPRng.

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