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Bug 10806 - magicfilterconfig is not useful
Summary: magicfilterconfig is not useful
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Printing (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Printing Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-11-15 20:40 UTC by Joseph Carter
Modified: 2003-10-11 13:00 UTC (History)
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Description Joseph Carter 2002-11-15 20:40:57 UTC
magicfilterconfig fails to run because it expects /etc/magicfilter to exist and contain the filters.  Creating the symlink fixes this, however the script still generates a printcap for lpr or possibly lprng, not sure offhand which.
Suggest looking at Debian package; Debian's magicfilterconfig supposedly works with lpr, lprng, and cups, and is smart enough to figure out which one you've got installed.
Comment 1 Donny Davies (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-01-21 23:23:28 UTC
please re-assign to the 'printer dude'
Comment 2 Thomas Raschbacher gentoo-dev 2003-03-07 12:07:10 UTC
which version have u tried?
Comment 3 Thomas Raschbacher gentoo-dev 2003-03-07 12:12:18 UTC
fixed component field

can someone confirm if this is the same?:
Comment 4 Heinrich Wendel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-10-02 06:16:44 UTC
Magicfilter 2 is a complete rewrite of H. Peter Anvin's Magicfilter 1.2,
using slightly more standard components. It has the following features:
Comment 5 Heinrich Wendel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-10-11 13:00:53 UTC
magicfilter-1.2-r4 fixes your problem, cups support is in magicfilter-2.3a