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Re: TeX capabilities of debian

Bruce Perens writes:
> >   (3) The non-X alternative for viewing dvi files seems to involve
> > ghostscript.
> That doesn't sound right. Perhaps there's an incorrect dependency?
> You can do _much_ better. If the DOS machine runs Windows for Workgroups
> or DOS for Workgroups (although I haven't tested this on DOS For Workgroups),
> and you have installed the free Microsoft TCP/IP (from their FTP site),
> you can use "smbclient" to send the file to the printer over the network.
> This also works with Windows 95 (configure it for LAN-manager over TCP/IP)
> and NT.

Or even better use one of the example printing scripts with lpr and you
print with lpr :) Check out /usr/doc/examples/samba/printing/

> > The printer is a laserjet which may or may not support postscript)
> You can use GhostScript to convert PostScript to DVI, which is what I do
> to print PostScript on my DeskJet 500 (which _definitely_ doesn't have
> PostScript support). It works great!

Yeah I do the same here, print postscript files from my linux box to
an IBM Execjet II (DeskJet 500 compatibile) which is connected to a WfWG
box. Like Bruce says, it works great! :) Samba is one of my favourite
free programs by far :)


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Andrew Howell				               andrew@it.com.au 
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