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Section - -13- What is the mkbsdpr script (included with Impressario) used for?

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Date: 18 Aug 1994 00:00:01 EST

  Background:

  There are two common print spoolers in use with Unix systems: 

      The lp spooler.
      The lpr spooler.

  SGI uses the lp spooler.  If you wish to use a printer on a remote system
  that uses the lpr spooler then you need a way to submit print jobs to it. 
  SGI does supply the lpr spooler software (it is in the subsystem eoe2.sw.lpr
  and is not loaded by default).

  If you wish to use an lpr printer (which would be on another system on your
  network) then you should install the lpr spooler subsystem and configure it
  (see the lpr(1) and printcap(4) man pages for details).  At this point you
  could print to the lpr printer using the lpr(1) command.  However, you might
  also want to print from the Indigo Magic environment or from an application
  that only prints to the lp spooler.  The way to do this is set up an lp
  printer queue that forwards all of its print requests to the lpr spooler
  (which is what mkbsdpr does):

  From the mkbsdpr(1M) man page:

       mkbsdpr registers a BSD spooling system printer with the System V
       spooling system. This provides the ability to submit a print job via
       System V and have that job printed on a BSD based printer.

       mkbsdpr creates a System V printer interface program to communicate with
       a BSD print spooler. This interface program will normally keep a log of
       its activities in the file /var/spool/lp/log.  The -l option causes the
       interface program to keep its log in
       /var/spool/lp/etc/log/lp_printer-log instead.  The -v option causes the
       interface program to keep a more verbose log.

       mkbsdpr only provides connectivity from the System V print spooler to
       BSD print spooler. The program cannot be used for installing or
       registering a local BSD printer.

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