The OS/2 port of CUPS has several required components.
New WarpIN archives are now available for integrated eCups installation. These are located at ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/ecups/install/. The main files are:
- CUPS base: includes CUPS v1.4.8 build 3 and CUPS.PDR v1.0.3
- Ghostscript 8.7.1: includes some post-release fixes not found in the original zip distribution.
- Gutenprint 5.2.9: latest version which includes dynamic PPD support
- HP-LIP 3.12.10a: for use with various HP printers
- SpliX 2.0.0: for use with some Samsung and Xerox printers
- ECUPS.DRV: PM printer driver for use with Gutenprint, SpliX, etc.
- ECUPS-HP.DRV: PM printer driver for use with HP-LIP.
- CUPS Wizard: graphical user interface for creating CUPS printers under OS/2 & eComStation.
The directory contains several other packages as well, which are mostly for advanced users or those with particular needs. See ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/ecups/install/README.1ST for an overview.
Download all desired WPIs to the same directory, and install them by opening cups-base-1_4_8_3.wpi with WarpIN. Read the displayed release notes carefully before selecting packages for installation.
WarpIN 1.0.18 or later is required: see ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/warpin/
Please Note: These install packages are not guaranteed to be updated at the same time as the ZIP file releases.
The alternative is to download all required packages in ZIP file format and perform a manual installation. Check the installation notes and any included readme files plus the HowTo mentioned below to help install the packages and setup a printer:
CUPS - This is the base CUPS package. The latest stable release is V1.4.8: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/76425158/cups-1.4.8-os2-20121221.zip
Ghostscript - The latest OS/2 binary should always be available from http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/index.php?page=ghostscript. However, the most stable version at the moment appears to be the slightly older version 8.71: http://download.smedley.info/ghostscript-8.71-os2-20100302.zip plus a post-release update - this version is currently recommended for use with CUPS).
Depending on your printer, you most likely need one of the following:
- Gutenprint - Latest stable OS/2 release is V5.2.9: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ecsports/files/Gutenprint/gutenprint-5.2.9-os2-2012-10-28.zip/download. The list of supported printers is at http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/p_Supported_Printers.php
- HP-LIP - OS/2 binary from http://sourceforge.net/projects/ecsports/files/hplip-3.12.10a-os2-2012-10-28.zip/download
- Splix - OS/2 port of v2.0.0 from http://download.smedley.info/splix-2.0.0-os2-20100404.zip (older v1.1.1 also available) (needs GCC432.DLL). List of supported printers at http://splix.ap2c.org/ (all Samsung or Xerox printers)
- foomatic-rip - OS/2 port of v4.05 from http://download.smedley.info/foomatic-rip-os2-20100926.zip. This is a special CUPS filter required by some drivers which don't use any of the above. The OS/2 port is still somewhat experimental.
- foo2qpdl - A package of drivers for certain esoteric printer protocols (QPDL, ZJS and others) which use foomatic-rip (above). OS/2 port available at http://smedley.info/foo2qpdl-os2-20100628.zip
ECUPS.DRV: A modified version of IBM's pscript.drv with improvements to compatibility with CUPS. New version: http://download.smedley.info/ecups-driver-20090324.zip - includes 650 or so printers from Gutenprint 5.2.3 and all printers from Splix v1.1.1
ECUPS-HP.DRV: Like the above, but for use with HP-LIP. Current version is http://download.smedley.info/ecups-hp-driver-20100304.zip - includes about 610 printers preimported from HP-LIP.
CUPS.PDR - port driver to allow print jobs to be queued to a CUPS server from OS/2 applications. ZIP file includes the latest source code. (Older version also available, along with Paul's Smedley's original source code.)
CUPS Wizard - a graphical user interface that vastly simplifies the process of setting up new printers.
CUPS and Gutenprint/Splix/HPLIP need to be extracted into the root directory of the SAME drive - some Gutenprint/Splix/HPLIP files need to be installed into the CUPS directories.
Ghostscript also needs to be installed. The current CUPS build expects to find gsos2.exe in \gs\gs8.71\bin\gsos2.exe - ie on the same drive as CUPS. If this isn't the location of Ghostscript, you can edit \cups\lib\cups\filter\pstoraster and edit the PREFIX which points to the Ghostscript location.
Refer to the CUPS HowTo for more details on how to use CUPS, particularly the stuff on setting up the port driver and importing PPD files into pscript.drv work in progress....
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