OK, why in the world would intrepid and jaunty remove something like this. It was awsome option in previous dists. Made much more sense than the microsoft uncompatible format print to file option in windows.
I don’t know why developers would even have the thought cross there minds on something so far away from anything having to do with improving Ubuntu. It’s like someone said “Hey I’m bored. I think I’ll remove the print to pdf option just for fun!”
Thanks for the post. I would have just installed cups-pdf and been wondering why it doesn’t work had you not posted this line.
sudo chmod +s /usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf
Hi, my problem is xp clients to a PDC via samba (with latest ubuntu server) I am not able to connect to any printer.
It say something like: “group policies prevent connecting to this printer”.
I have been trying to fix this for several days.
I have the Benji’s problem. The pdf printer works only with ~/PDF. When I change the folder the printer doesn’t create the output files. This is the log entry:
Mon Sep 21 11:52:45 2009 [ERROR] failed to set file mode for PDF file (non fatal) (/home/stefan/documents/pdf/Ryanair.pdf)
Here’s a new slant
installed – fine
created PDF dir – fine
print test page – nothing
absolutely nothing – no error log, pdf anything
even uninstalled apparmor – still nothing
microsoft may not work right – but hey it does work
The only obvious thing I can think of is permissions on the directory.
Check you know exactly which directory cups-pdf is trying to write the PDF file to and then make sure you have write permissions to it.
Another thing to look out for in general is if you are using a 64-bit version of Ubuntu, some things don’t work without some 32-bit libraries installed. I doubt it’s this though.