sorry i made a mistake in the path.
i tried to copy a template cups-pdf.conf (from cups-pdf website)
and changed the "Out"
restart the daemon with /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
but it seems that the /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf is not parsed !
my pdf still going to /home/$USER
what's the problem ?
Can anyone tell me how to get CUPS-PDF working under Xubuntu?
Thank you Loki, good howto!
Last edited by oskvaz; July 21st, 2006 at 07:26 PM.
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Thanks for How-to. Was wondering around how to do that this morning.
A quick question is : why does cups-pdf need SetUID? Doesn't that mean whenever cups-pdf is run, it will run under root priviledges?
Why does it need root priviledge? It is putting the file in my $HOME so if I run it, it should be able to write to my $HOME right?
I use xubuntu and i dont have the gnome printer dialog i use the cups webinterface : http://localhost:631/
Can somebody post these files with a working pdf-printer
I have used Cups PDF printer from the beginning Can anyone advise, however, why the output is not machine readable? I'll explain. Open up one of your created pdfs in Adobe reader and then using the Select tool, grab some text, copy and past it into your text editor. You should see a row of little boxes with numbers and letters inside, and not the text you copied. This doesn't happen with "proper" pdfs? Any clues?
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I believe cups-pdf uses postscript to genarate pdf, however i am not sure. I have also problems with evence and printing if i generate a pdf with tranparent images (alpha layer) evence cant print them correctly) acrobat can.
So there are diffrences between the engines that are used.
Excellent thanks for this thread I have now got PDF up and running in no time.