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Date:      Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:34:04 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Beeblebrox <>
Subject:   printcap configuration problem
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Cups has been borked for some time, so I must use lpd. Several problems when
configuring /etc/printcap however. So far what I have:

1 HP2100tn:rm=\
2  :sd=/var/spool/lpd/hp2100:lf=/var/log/lpd-errs:\
3  :if=/usr/local/libexec/lf2crlf:\
4  :mx#0:sh:

The Problems:
* Line 1 fails completely with "lpr: lp: unknown printer" when using any
name other than "lp". Tried:
NO: HP2100tn:lp=9100@\
NO: HP2100tn:lp=9100@\
WORKS: lp:lp=9100@\
WORKS: lp:rm=\

* I need to specify below options. Placing in /etc/printcap (line 1) as
results in the same "unknown printer" error. I need to either find the
correct syntax for printcap or I could modify /usr/local/libexec/lf2crlf,
which has:
/usr/bin/sed -e "s/$/${CR}/g"

## will A4 size info here work?

Printer: HP LaserJat 2100, PS-level-2

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