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Still Can't Print



Okay guys, what's the trick to printing with OpenBSD?

I've got OpenBSD 3.4 installed on a 600 MHz Athlon connected to an
HP-694C DeskJet printer.  Here are the key points:

1.  No hardware problem because Linux prints fine on the same system.

2.  I am able to print a simple text file by doing
        cat <file name> > /dev/lpt0

3.  apsfilter does not work.  I've tried several different drivers in
    the setup program.  When I try to print the test page I get either
    nothing, or nonsense characters.

4.  In response to my earlier posting, someone suggested using cups.
    cups is not in my ports tree, so I downloaded the ports tgz file
    from www.etc.msys.ch/ports/cups/ and extracted it in
    /usr/ports/print.  Here's what happens when I do a "make install":

[swing cups]# make install
===>  Checking files for cups-1.1.20rc5
>> cups-1.1.20rc5-source.tar.bz2 doesn't seem to exist on this system.
>> Attempting to fetch /usr/ports/distfiles/cups-1.1.20rc5-source.tar.bz2 
from f tp://ftp.easysw.com/pub/cups/1.1.20rc5/.
pub/cups/1.1.20rc5: No such file or directory
>> Attempting to fetch /usr/ports/distfiles/cups-1.1.20rc5-source.tar.bz2 
from f tp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/distfiles//.
Unknown command.
Failed to open file.
>> Attempting to fetch /usr/ports/distfiles/cups-1.1.20rc5-source.tar.bz2 
from f tp://ftp.usa.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/distfiles//.
cups-1.1.20rc5-source.tar.bz2: No such file or directory.
>> Attempting to fetch /usr/ports/distfiles/cups-1.1.20rc5-source.tar.bz2 
from f tp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/distfiles//.
Trying 2001:4f8:0:2::e...
ftp: connect to address 2001:4f8:0:2::e: No route to host
Trying 62.243.72.50...
Unimplemented command.
No such file.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/print/cups (line 1756 of 
/usr/ports/infrastructure/mk/bsd.por t.mk).
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/print/cups (line 1261 of 
/usr/ports/infrastructure/mk/bsd.por t.mk).
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/print/cups (line 1413 of 
/usr/ports/infrastructure/mk/bsd.por t.mk).


    What am I doing wrong here?


5.  Maybe try LPRng?  LPRng is in my ports tree under sysutils.  The
    port installed okay.  But, the accompanying HOWTO says that I also
    need to install ifhp.  ifhp is not in the ports tree.  So, I
    download the tarball from the LPRng site, but it won't compile on
    OpenBSD.  (gcc gave syntax errors - but I didn't see anything
    wrong with the C syntax.)


Is anyone out there printing with OpenBSD?  Please tell me how you're 
doing it.

Duane

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