This chapter includes applications that create, manipulate or view PostScript files and create or view Portable Document Format PDF files.
a2ps is a filter utilized mainly in the background and primarily by printing scripts to convert almost every input format into PostScript output. The application's name expands appropriately to "all to PostScript".
International fonts: ftp://ftp.enst.fr/pub/unix/a2ps/i18n-fonts-0.1.tar.gz
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/A2PS
Install a2ps by running the following commands:
sed -i "s|emacs||" contrib/Makefile.in && sed -i 's/+0 -1/-k 1,2/' afm/make_fonts_map.sh && sed -i "s|/usr/local/share|/usr/share|" configure && sed -i "s|char \*malloc ();|/* & */|" \ lib/path-concat.c && ./configure --prefix=/usr \ --sysconfdir=/etc/a2ps --localstatedir=/var \ --enable-shared --with-medium=letter && make
To test the results, issue: make check. The printers.tst test will fail, as there is no default test printer.
Now, as the root user:
Install the downloaded i18n-fonts by running the following commands as the root user:
cp -v fonts/* /usr/share/a2ps/fonts && cp -v afm/* /usr/share/a2ps/afm && cd /usr/share/a2ps/afm && ./make_fonts_map.sh && mv fonts.map.new fonts.map
sed -i -e "s|emacs||" contrib/Makefile.in: This command eliminates the compiling and installing of the Emacs script files. If you have substituted Emacs for Vi as your primary editor, skip this step.
sed -i 's/+0 -1/-k 1,2/' afm/make_fonts_map.sh: The make_fonts_map.sh script to uses an option that is invalid with the version of sort installed as part of Coreutils-5.93. If you are using an older version of Coreutils, skip this step.
sed -i -e "s|/usr/local/share|/usr/share|" configure: This command modifies the configure script to search for Ghostscript fonts at the location where they were installed by the BLFS instructions.
sed -i -e "s|char \*malloc ();|/* & */|" lib/path-concat.c: This command fixes a build problem with GCC-3.4.x
--sysconfdir=/etc/a2ps: Configuration data is installed in /etc/a2ps instead of /usr/etc.
--enable-shared: This switch enables building the dynamic liba2ps library.
--with-medium=letter: This switch changes the default paper format of A4 to letter. Installations that utilize A4 would eliminate this switch.
is a filter, utilized primarily by printing scripts, that converts standard input or supported files to PostScript.
prints a reference card of a given program's options.
creates a composite font program.
is supposed to fix the problems in the PostScript files generated by the Microsoft PostScript driver under Windows NT (3.5 and 4.0).
tries to fix common PostScript problems that break postprocessing.
provides international support for Postscript by performing various munging of PostScript files related to printing in different languages.
produces a pretty comparison between files.
tries to produce a version of a given PostScript file to print in manual duplex.
produces a version of a given PostScript file with a protected call to the PostScript operator 'setpagedevice'. Typical use is making a file print duplex, or on the manual tray, etc.
compiles Texinfo and LaTeX files to DVI or PDF
Last updated on 2007-02-14 17:40:25 -0600