cups-pdf requires user to create output folder in 8.10 before working correctly.

Asked by Chen Ming on 2009-01-13

I want to convert some of my files to pdf format, so I install a PDF printer using 'sudo apt-get install cups-pdf'.
When I use this printer to print, it told me '/usr/lib/cups/backend/pdf failed'. I checked that /usr/lib/cups/backend/pdf did not exist.
How to solved it ?

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Chen Ming (chenming) said : #1

One mistake. /usr/lib/cups/backend/pdf should be /usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf

The file /usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf's permission is 700, owner is root. I change it to 755. Now I can print without error, but where is output file ?

Chen Ming (chenming) said : #2

After some search, I found it store output to ~/PDF. I create ~/PDF, Then pdf generate here.

Chen Ming (chenming) said : #3

How about cups-pdf automatic creating ~/PDF ?

Why and Why not ?

Hi,

This is a known bug. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups-pdf/+bug/295318

Regards,

Mark