[cups.bugs] CUPS 1.1.14/gimp-print 4.2.7 won't print from Acrobat

pipitas k1pfeifle at gmx.net
Fri Jan 7 18:49:00 PST 2005

Lamar wrote:

> All,
>     I've an issue where CUPS (1.1.14)

You could also change your $SUJECT to 

  "3 year old CUPS won't print documents from 3 weeks old Acrobat!"

Please read this document first:


to decide wether you really want to stay on a CUPS version that is almost
3 years old.

If you dont have the time to read this link (I could fully understand 
that :->  ), please try to count the items enumerated there.

If you're guess is similar to mine, you'd say "around 1200", roughly half 
of these since 1.1.14 was releaed. Ask yourself if you want to go on and 
live/work without 600+ bug-fixes provided, features added, enhancements 
developed, security-issues resolved by continuing to use 1.1.14?

If you say, "I'll rather stay with 1.1.14" you are throwing away the last
3 years of wonderfull work the CUPS developers have provided for you for 
free, and whose first 3 years you praised as "impressive" in your posting 
too.    ;-)

Honestly, I dont think that there is anybody on this list/newsgroup who 
could be motivated to put time and energy into investigating an obscure 
bug that happens on your old system, when they all have newer ones 

For a way to start helping yourself (or help you submitting some more
meaningful infos with your bug report), have also a look at


Kurt  [ who asks himself if Acrobat 5.0.10 was ever released when CUPS
        1.1.14 was current.... ]

>     /gimp-print (4.2.7) will not print 
> from Adobe's Acrobat Reader (5.0.10). When I attempt to print, the Print
> dialog appears, and checking the CUPS Web Interface immediately shows
> the job processing (CPU usage bumps up a bit too), but no output appears
> from the printer (an Epson Stylus C84). Checking the Printer screen on
> the CUPS Web Interface shows /"No pages found!"/. I"ve tried chaging the
> print commnd string under Reader to lp -c, but I get the same (null)
> results.
>     I've checked the Internet and found a couple others have the same
> issue, but without a solution. I'm currently forced to run to Windows to
> pring PDF documents!
>     Other than this, I've found CUPS/gimp-print to really be an
> impressive work. Epson C84 support under 4.2.7 is sterling - I love
> escputil!
> Lamar

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