[opensource] Wireless Printing

Paul Betts paul at paulbetts.org
Wed Mar 17 11:07:00 EDT 2010


Is the Mac installer really a *binary*? if it's a .pkg file inside of  
a .dmg image, you could just crack it open and read what it does, it's  
just a list of files to install and a Perl post-flight installer script

-- 
Paul Betts

SENT FROM MY COMMODORE 64: RESPONSES MAY BE IN ALL CAPS

On Mar 17, 2010, at 6:41, Brian Swaney <swaneybr at opensource.osu.edu>  
wrote:

> They have a binary installer for the Macs as well. It probably won't  
> be of much help. If they don't respond soon, I'm probably just going  
> to see what I can find by sending a test page in Wireshark from  
> Windows. http://uniprint.osu.edu/printman/osuprintmap/#formmaster
>
> Brian Swaney
> Open Source Club at
> Ohio State University
> Website Administrator
>
>
>
> Timothy Normand Miller wrote:
>> What are the Mac instructions?  Macs use CUPS.  Worst case, you can  
>> get someone who uses a Mac (like me) to set this up so we can poke  
>> under the hood and find out what they did.  Brian mentioned  
>> something about drivers, but if we can do without a custom driver,  
>> then we can just imitate the settings.  BTW, I don't know anything  
>> about CUPS -- last thing I read about CUPS internals was from  
>> several years ago when ESR was complaining about major usability  
>> problems.  :)
>>
>> On Mar 17, 2010, at 7:03 AM, Michael S. Yanovich wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Lately I have found myself in a situation where I would greatly  
>>> like to print from my laptop while at the Science and Engineering  
>>> Library (SEL). I have come across this website at the University  
>>> that details how to print via one's "Windows" machine or "Mac"  
>>> machine, however, as many in the Open Source Club, I run Linux on  
>>> my laptop. I tried following the Windows guides and installing  
>>> them under Wine, however, I receive errors that Wine can't find a  
>>> "spooler" service. I assume, since I haven't used Windows in a  
>>> while, that the Spooler service does essentially the same things  
>>> as cups does on Linux.
>>>
>>> I was wondering if anyone had any experience with trying the  
>>> "Wireless Printing" on campus? Or if anyone had any insight on how  
>>> to adapt this service for Linux users?
>>>
>>> -- Michael S. Yanovich
>>>
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>>
>> Timothy Normand Miller
>> millerti at cse.ohio-state.edu
>> http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/~millerti
>>
>>
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