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10.3: Create a virtual PDF LOCAL PRINTING
Authored by: mizraith on Jun 30, '06 10:38:29AM the above works. A few more hints for you folks out there.
#1) The easiest way for Windoze lackeys to see the printer (browse for it) is to install Bonjour for Windoze. Then they can use the Bonjour interface to browse for your PDFWriter.
#2) Windows lackeys should use Generic -> MS Publisher Color Printer driver
#3) I set the path for the printer to be inside my local Samba share so that users could get to it.

#4) I had a problem with printing to PDF locally (on the server itself). It would just fail to print the job. This may be because I had gone into the CUPS web interface ( and mucked with my PDFWriter to make it RAW format. The CUPS web interface does NOT have a "Generic" interface.
SOLUTION: Follow the steps to create yet another PDFWriter (call it PDFlocal) and select the Generic interface (just as before), but do NOT muck with it in the CUPS interface. This worked on 10.4.7 and now I can PDF print like a normal OS X box.

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10.3: Create a virtual PDF LOCAL PRINTING
Authored by: rgm on Jul 05, '06 04:50:06PM

I get a failure on this. /var/log/cups/error_log says that the backend process "crashed on signal 10!" or "stopped with status 2!"... does anyone know what these mean? Some googling has indicated that signal 10 is a bus error, no idea what status 2 is...

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