Re: printing

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Vedran Vucic wrote:
> Hello,
> I installed ghostpdl properly.
> When I do:
> $_lpt1='cat >/tmp/x.pcl'
> I get in /tmp folder file that is output from the program and it is
> actually text file.
> When I do other command:
> pcl6 -sDEVICE=pswrite -sPAPERSIZE=a4 x.pcl
> I got the following error message:
> Warning interpreter exited with error code -1
> Flushing to end of job
> Obviously interpreter is an issue.
> I think that we are very close to the solution. DO you have any idea
> about -1 error code of interpreter?
> Thanks,
> Vedran
> On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 6:44 PM, Frantisek Hanzlik <franta@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Vedran Vucic wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> When I corrected as  you mentioned dosemu started normally. I entered
>>> my DOS application and tried toprint, but in terminal I have seen
>>> error message that pcl6 command is not found.
>>> Any suggestion? Any link or slink needed for that purpose?  Is there
>>> any path tweaking required?
>> You wrote before You build ghostpdl package itself.
>> Was compiled properly?
>> Was properly installed?
>> Is pcl6 binary runnable?
>> Is pcl6 binary in PATH in dosemu environment? (when no, you can specify
>> absolute path, e.g. $_lpt1='/my/path/pcl6 ...
>> You should probably in this phase tune both things, dosemu and
>> pcl6/ghostpdl, separately:
>> 1) in dosemu.conf lpt specification configure output to normal file:
>> $_lpt1='cat >/tmp/x.pcl'
>> and verify that file "/tmp/x.pcl" is rightly created and is in PCL format.
>> 2) verify that pcl6 command work right by manually creating postscript
>> file from previous PCL:
>> pcl6 -sDEVICE=pswrite -sPAPERSIZE=a4 x.pcl
>> and again verify that file "/tmp/x.pcl" is rightly created and is in
>> postscript format
>> 3) verify this postscript file printing:
>> lpr -P Laserprinter
>> When all this steps works, You can set final "$_lpt1='....'" command in
>> dosemu.conf, as you have now.
>> !!ATTENTION!! Sorry for mistake in all my previous mails: I incorrectly
>> specify "-sDEVICE=" parameter to "pdfwrite", which is obviously bad (I
>> clipboard copy this from my cfg, where I use pcl6 to create PDF
>> documents from DOS print output).
>> Right parameter value should be "pswrite":
>> $_lpt1='pcl6 -sDEVICE=pswrite -dNOPAUSE -sPAPERSIZE=a4
>> -sOutputFile="|lpr -P YourPrinter1" -'
>> FH

I never got with ghostpdl to any bigger problems and not sure how
diagnose your.

You can try some pcl6 (gs) debug switches, here is their doc:
You can study ghostpdl source code.

Can you send me (or past somewhere for download) your PCL output from
DOS app? I can probe convert it with my ghostpdl build.

Have you installed and rightly configured URW TTF fonts? ghostpdl
package require them.

S pozdravem
FrantiÅek HanzlÃk

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