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Re: apsfilter: error creating directory for temporary files

On 14 Jul 2007, Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> > 
> > apsfilter is fairly old and unmaintained.  Is there any reason not to
> > use CUPS with the cupsys-driver-gutenprint, hplip or Foomatic drivers?
> > 
> > If you have to use apsfilter (though there are alteratives available),
> > I would suggest first filing a bug report, or contacting the
> > maintainer.
> > 
> Perhaps its only my impression, but isn't CUPS a rather large
> sledgehammer?
> Is everything cups now?  As in, is all the development and maintenance
> happening to cups rather than to LPRng, apsfilter, et-al?
> Right now, for a spooler, I'm using good-ol lpd.  At least it should be
> well maintained since its still the standard print spooler on OpenBSD.
> Since they're so licence-concious (BSD slant vs the GPL slant of
> Debian), I asked what BSD filter programs there are: none.
> So if all the focus, maintenance, support, etc is on CUPS, I guess I'll
> go with cups.
> Thanks,
> Doug.

I agree about lpd. I've found magicfilter to work better for me than
either CUPS or apsfilter: easier to set up and more reliable.


Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 
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