Re: apsfilter and dselect
On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 12:52:13AM -0500, Charlie Ebert wrote:
> I'm having a hard time printing and decided to use
> dselect to load apsfilter.
> When dselect ran the configuration for apsfilter I noticed
> that several programs apsfilter used were not there.
> Of this list, html2ps and recode I found on the potato directories and
> installed them. The rest, I'm not sure about. I couldn't find them.
They are not there.
> It occured to me that we should make suggested selections of these other
> programs when people install apsfilter. In-fact, I would have a tendency
> to make them actual dependency's of apsfilter. There was quite a list of
> and these were the only ones missing.
compress == ncompress in debian, I believe melt and pack are
compressionprograms. bzip is the same as bzip2 (more or less), which you
have, and the others are some graphicsfilters AFAIK.
It might be a good idea to suggest all these packages, but they are not
The compression utils are so you can print conpressed files with the lpr
command, e.g.: ``lpr my_novel.tex.bz2'' for example.
You could just as well manually bunzip it instead.
Go have a look at http://www.freebsd.org/~andreas/apsfilter for more on
apsfilter, it's a really nice program.
> It also occured to me, either I don't know how to search for a program by
> using dselect or there is not feature to search for a program by name using
There is: ``/'' gets you a promt for somthing you wanna search for.
It is documented within dselect.
UNIX, reach out and grep someone!