simple banner printing not so simple

simple banner printing not so simple

Post by Edga » Thu, 19 Dec 2002 01:09:52



I'm trying to print a simple banner.

I tried using the banner program  
:bp=/usr/local/libexec/filters/psbanner and I get the fancy banner
page fine. I need a simple text banner with the information at the top
of the page so it can be read in the printout rack.

So I set the printcap file up with :sb and the output filter to
of=/usr/local/libexec/filters/ifhp -Tbanner  but it still printed the
fancy banner.

So I removed the :bp=... line and now I get a banner page displaying
the error...

No conversion available for type
'broken_symbolic_link_to_/var/spool/lpd/printername/ifhpvhuveg_(deleted)'

I'm running lprng/ifhp (latest versions) on RH 7.3

My printcap file looks like this ...

printername
       :ab:sb
       :af=acct
       :filter=/usr/local/libexec/filters/ifhp

       :lf=log
       :lp=printername%9100
       :lprngtooloptions=FILTERTYPE="IFHP"

       :mx=0
       :of=/usr/local/libexec/filters/ifhp -Tbanner
       :sd=/var/spool/lpd/%P

This shouldn't be this difficult!

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks much ....