How to install/Set up PDF Printing in Gutsy Gibbon

Asked by labinnsw on 2007-11-24

I was able to Print to PDF from Firefox in Fiesty Fawn and older versions. I have read were Gutsy has an upgraded version of PDF printer on board but I can not get it to work. I did "sudo apt-get install cups-pdf" and "sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart" I went to printer configuration and tested. Nothing happened. Test printed this page. It gets queued for a few minutes and then dissapears in thin air after I attempt realseing it a few times. I have checked the PDF Directory and it is not there.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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2007-12-06
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2007-12-06
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2007-11-24
Qwerty Maniac (qwertymaniac) said : #1

Try following the instructions for 7.04 under the link below:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/forum/software/cups-pdf (Avoid step #2 since its local to a particular version)

labinnsw (labinnsw) said : #2

Are you a Gutsy User?

labinnsw (labinnsw) said : #3

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From the menu, select System -> Administration -> Printing. Via the "Printers" dialog, opt to add a New Printer.
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There should now be a "PDF Printer" under the list of detected printers. Select the "PDF Printer" and press "Forward".

There is no PDF Printer!

labinnsw (labinnsw) said : #4

Last post submitted in error. However, the problem is still not solved. Nothing has changed from the original post.

Thanks for your suggestion. Anything else?

labinnsw (labinnsw) said : #5

This problem is still not solved, can anyone offer any further assistance?

labinnsw (labinnsw) said : #6

Below is a portion of the error log, any ideas?

E [01/Dec/2007:11:38:02 +0000] [Job 180] Canceling job since it could not be sent after 5 tries.
E [01/Dec/2007:11:38:26 +0000] PID 16471 (/usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf) stopped with status 252!
E [01/Dec/2007:11:38:27 +0000] [Job 183] Canceling job since it could not be sent after 5 tries.
E [01/Dec/2007:11:44:33 +0000] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
E [01/Dec/2007:11:44:33 +0000] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
E [01/Dec/2007:11:44:33 +0000] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
E [01/Dec/2007:11:44:36 +0000] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
E [01/Dec/2007:11:44:36 +0000] PID 16524 (/usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf) stopped with status 252!
E [01/Dec/2007:11:44:36 +0000] cupsdAuthorize: Local authentication certificate not found!
E [01/Dec/2007:11:45:10 +0000] PID 16526 (/usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf) stopped with status 252!

labinnsw (labinnsw) said : #7

I have found a solution to my problem. Before I give the solution, I would like to briefly describe what my problem was and how it started.

I had a working Feisty and upgraded to Gutsy. After that I could no longer print to PDF. I read and followed the instructions from various posts and nothing changed until last night. I found a post at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cupsys/+bug/152537 about an unrelated matter. I tried one of the solutions offered there "sudo aa-complain cupsd" and the problem was immediately fixed.

It may or may not work for you. If it does work I would like to know.

labinnsw