when using cups-pdf on Ubuntu 8.10, no pdf file is created when printing a file with the PDF printer

Asked by David Sauvage on 2008-11-08

Hi,

After installing cups-pdf (2.4.8-1ubuntu1) on Ubuntu 8.10, no pdf file is created when printing a file with the newly created PDF printer,

No pdf files are created ... nothing on ~/PDF (this path did not exist, i created it manually), nothing on ~/Desktop/ , nothing on /var/spool/cups-pdf/ANONYMOUS/ and /var/spool/cups-pdf/SPOOL/

Some talk about root right concerning the use of cups-pdf, here is the file rigths ...
$ ls -al /usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf
-rwx------ 1 root root 21976 2008-06-23 16:42 /usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf

How could i make cups-pdf work properly on my box? thanks

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David Sauvage
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2008-11-08
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2008-11-08

I was try to answer you and i get same as your issue i fill a bug about this... see related bug on right "Related bugs" item
Please confirm this bug...

Thank you

David Sauvage (pariakanet) said : #2

I confirmed the bug,

i pass the problem to solved and will follow the bug newly created,

Thanks

stSabri (hsstsabri) said : #3

I confirmed the bug,

intrepid 8.10 on lenovo ideapad s-9

thanks

LEGOManiac (bzflaglegomaniac) said : #4

Based on the comments made by a user named Jellis47, I tried the following and it works OK now:

Open a command prompt.
Naviate to your home folder if you aren't already there.

mkdir ~/PDF

In Synaptic Package Manager, select Cups-PDF and select "Mark for re-installation"

After this, it works. It appears that the PDF directory must exist before CUPS-PDF is installed for it to use the folder.

jdouglas50 (jdouglas50) said : #5

Yes.... That seems to do the trick now.

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 8:25 AM, LEGOManiac <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Question #50656 on cups-pdf in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups-pdf/+question/50656
>
> LEGOManiac posted a new comment:
> Based on the comments made by a user named Jellis47, I tried the
> following and it works OK now:
>
> Open a command prompt.
> Naviate to your home folder if you aren't already there.
>
> mkdir ~/PDF
>
> In Synaptic Package Manager, select Cups-PDF and select "Mark for re-
> installation"
>
> After this, it works. It appears that the PDF directory must exist
> before CUPS-PDF is installed for it to use the folder.
>
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