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Date:      Sat, 10 Sep 2011 08:24:46 -0400
From:      Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Printing from Firefox broken after update.
Message-ID:  <20110910082446.0e8280eb@scorpio>
In-Reply-To: <4E6B324F.8030700@eskk.nu>
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On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:47:59 +0200
Leslie Jensen articulated:

> 2011-09-09 22:29, Polytropon skrev:
> > On Fri, 09 Sep 2011 20:56:18 +0200, Leslie Jensen wrote:
> >> 2011-09-09 18:17, Rares Aioanei skrev:
> >>> On Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:47:16 +0200
> >>> Leslie Jensen<leslie@eskk.nu>   wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> /usr/local/libexec/cups/filter/pdftops failed
> >>>
> >>> Does the file exist?
> >>
> >> Yes!
> >>
> >> -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  20112  9 Sep 09:12
> >> /usr/local/libexec/cups/filter/pdftops
> >
> > Try to run it manually. Take a PDF file and convert it into
> > PS. Add options you might need for paper size.
> >
> > Example:
> >
> > 	% /usr/local/libexec/cups/filter/pdftops -paper A4 test.pdf
> >
> > and check the PS output.
> >
> > See "man pdftops" for details. Maybe it's a dependency problem
> > of pdftops...
> >
> > Note that the "normal" pdftops binary is provided by the
> > xpdf port. Maybe you can try to update this one too? I'm
> > not sure if CUPS's own binary is in some relation to that
> > port, or is it working independently?
> >
> >
> >
> 
> First I did
> 
> portmaster -t -f graphics/xpdf
> 
> Then rehash
> 
> Tried the following both as root and as myself
> 
> I had to add a user and number of copies to the command.
> 
> /usr/local/libexec/cups/filter/pdftops les 1 -paper A4 test.pdf
> 
> which results in the following
> 
> DEBUG: pdftops - copying to temp print file "/tmp/034c34e6e4d2f"
> 
> and it never exits. I have to stop with ctrl-c
> 
> 
> the file is empty.
> 
> ll /tmp/034c34e6e4d2f
> -rw-------  1 les  wheel  0 10 Sep 08:01 /tmp/034c34e6e4d2f
> 
> And my test file is
> 
> ll test.pdf
> -rw-r--r--  1 les  les  30263 10 Sep 07:58 test.pdf
> 
> So what do you suggest I do now?

I am not sure exactly what your problem is; however, after the Firefox
update, printing now takes forever. I use to be able to click on print
and have a document print virtually immediately. Now, I click print and
have time to eat breakfast, take a shower and get dressed before the
frigging thing prints out. This is definitely NOT a printer problem
since the printer is connected via a network to a Windows machine.
Clicking on the same document in IE results in the document being
printed immediately. Somehow, somewhere, something got seriously
broken in Firefox.

-- 
Jerry ✌
jerry+fbsd@seibercom.net

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