Odd page size default

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Fri Aug 26 05:19:32 PDT 2005

Toby Blake wrote:
> ...
> Yes, I tried this, but it didn't seem to work - I set lptoption -p 
> printer media=A4 but the CUPS settings (as seen via the web interface) 
> were still set to Letter.

Right, lpoptions doesn't touch the PPD file, so you'll just set the
default for the "lp" command on the local system.

Use "lpadmin -p printer -o PageSize=A4" to set the default in the

>>> (Basically I want to distribute ppd files for all our printers to our 
>>> Mac users, with a script to set up the printers for them - but first 
>>> I want to make sure that all is working correctly).
>> Is there a reason you aren't using printer sharing for this instead?
> Yes, our printing infrastructure is 4 print servers running Linux and 
> LPRng with our own filtering system, serving approximately 60 printers, 
> so the Macs have to fit in with this.  We haven't really considered 
> using CUPS on the print servers as we use Kerberos auth.

Hopefully some day we'll be able to help you there... :)

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software        http://www.easysw.com

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