|Summary:||Printtool not compatible with ghostscript 5.50|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||nstn1291|
|Component:||printtool||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-03-27 23:55:53 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description nstn1291 1999-03-26 00:36:44 UTC
I have to use HylaFAX to send facsimile messages. I downloaded the HylaFAX RPM from their Web page. It insisted that I use ghostscript 5.10 or later. I downloaded ghostscript 5.50 from its home page. I am using a HP LaserJet IIIP printer. The driver that ghostscript 5.50 has for this device is not named the same as the Printtool drivers. /var/spool/lpd/lp1/filter /var/spool/lpd/lp1/asc-to-ps.fpi /usr/lib/rhs/rhs-print-filters/asc-to-ps.fpi all needed manual changes to get the printer working again. Suggestion: have printtool get its print driver names for the user to select from the "gs -h" output so it will always match what is actually available.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-26 15:39:59 UTC
Unfortunately, printtool needs more than just the driver names; it needs the options it supports, etc. What driver that's in 5.5 are you trying to use?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-27 23:55:59 UTC
ghostscript-5.5 comes with the ljet3d driver, at least AFAICT from reading the source, so that shouldn't be a problem. In any case, printtool does check the output of gs -h when setting up the printer; however, we can't check if you configure the printer and *then* change ghostscript.