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Date:      Tue, 7 Feb 2012 13:14:25 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: print/cups: CUPS-1.5.0 IPP protocoll issues -> no printing possible on IPP capable network printers
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1202071306321.88011@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <4F3100A6.3000207@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
References:  <4F30E384.1080003@mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de> <4F3100A6.3000207@herveybayaustralia.com.au>

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On Tue, 7 Feb 2012, Da Rock wrote:

>> I was wondering if this "patch", whatever the Ubuntu fellows patched,
>> couldn't be introduced to FreeBSD's CUPS port.
>> 
>> Well, sorry about my impatience, but I'm floating like a dead man in the
>> water, since I have to prepare printouts for a conference and printing
>> is some kind of "neurological point" around here.
> I know the feeling- try it with network (wifi particularly...) :)
>
> What models out of curiosity? Have you tried other models?

The short-term solution is to print to a PostScript or PCL file, then 
copy the file over the network to the printer.  HP printers accept files 
on port 9100 (use nc(1)), via lpd or FTP, numerous other ways.

Longer-term, it depends.  If the added features of CUPS are worth the 
fragility, live with it.  If not, use lpd/lpr:
   http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/lpdprinting.html

Use of nc(1) with HP printers is also shown there.



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