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Bug 1803

Summary: Printtool not compatible with ghostscript 5.50
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: nstn1291
Component: printtoolAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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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.