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Old 2nd November 2014
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Default LPD printing

I know that many people were very frustrated when upstream broke foomatic-rip for LPD users. Thanks to Antoine Jacoutot of OpenBSD many of us will be CUPS free for years to come. I am leaving internet trace for people who would be looking for the info but Antoine documentation which comes with OpenBSD


is golden standard.

In the nut shell what I did:

0. Install foomatic-rip, drivers (in my case hpijs), a2ps, ImageMagick

1. Edit /etc/printcap as
2. Create /etc/foomatic-rip.script.sh and make it executable


/usr/local/bin/a2ps -BRq --columns=1 -o - | \
        /usr/local/bin/foomatic-rip -P HP-PhotoSmart_C5200 --ppd \
3. Add hp-photosmart_c5200_series-hpijs.ppd to /etc/foomatic-rip/direct. You can either find it in the database or use foomatic-ppdfile to create it.

4. Adjust permission on ulpt0 and ugen devices.

5. Start lpd daemon and be happy camper.
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