The OS/2 port of CUPS has several required components.
WarpIN archives are now available for integrated eCups installation. These are located at ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/ecups/install/.
The following packages are required:
- CUPS base: includes CUPS v2.1.0, CUPS-Filters 1.0.71, and CUPS.PDR v1.0.4
- GNU Bc: a language interpreter required by CUPS-Filters
- LIBUSB: library for USB support functions (required)
- Ghostscript 9.1.5: required for most printers
- CUPS Wizard: graphical user interface for creating CUPS printers under OS/2
- At least one of:
- If you want to print to anything other than a native Postscript printer, you will also need at least one of:
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-2_1_0.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. Version 2.1.0 is available at http://smedley.id.au/tmp/cups-2.1.0-os2-20151122.zip; this also requires the CUPS-Filters package, http://smedley.id.au/tmp/cups-filters-1.0.71-os2-20150725.zip. (An older stable version, V1.4.8, is also available: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/76425158/cups-1.4.8-os2-20121221.zip - this does not require CUPS-Filters.)
Note that for USB printing with either of these versions, you must have LIBUSB10.DLL on your system; you can get this file from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76425158/libusb-1.0.16-rc6-20130525.zip.
Ghostscript - The latest OS/2 binary should always be available from http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/index.php?page=ghostscript.
Depending on your printer, you most likely need one of the following:
- Gutenprint - V5.2.10: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76425158/gutenprint-5.2.10-os2-20141019.zip. The list of supported printers is at http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/p_Supported_Printers.php
- HP-LIP - OS/2 binary of V3.15.11: http://smedley.id.au/tmp/hplip-3.15.11-os2-20151121.zip.
- 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)
- 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.
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\gsx.yy\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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