libpaper-1.1.24+nmu5

Introduction to libpaper

This package is intended to provide a simple way for applications to take actions based on a system or user-specified paper size.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.0 platform.

Package Information

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/libpaper

Installation of libpaper

Install libpaper by running the following commands:

autoreconf -fi                &&
./configure --prefix=/usr     \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --disable-static &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
mkdir -vp /etc/libpaper.d &&

cat > /usr/bin/run-parts << "EOF"
#!/bin/sh
# run-parts:  Runs all the scripts found in a directory.
# from Slackware, by Patrick J. Volkerding with ideas borrowed
# from the Red Hat and Debian versions of this utility.

# keep going when something fails
set +e

if [ $# -lt 1 ]; then
  echo "Usage: run-parts <directory>"
  exit 1
fi

if [ ! -d $1 ]; then
  echo "Not a directory: $1"
  echo "Usage: run-parts <directory>"
  exit 1
fi

# There are several types of files that we would like to
# ignore automatically, as they are likely to be backups
# of other scripts:
IGNORE_SUFFIXES="~ ^ , .bak .new .rpmsave .rpmorig .rpmnew .swp"

# Main loop:
for SCRIPT in $1/* ; do
  # If this is not a regular file, skip it:
  if [ ! -f $SCRIPT ]; then
    continue
  fi
  # Determine if this file should be skipped by suffix:
  SKIP=false
  for SUFFIX in $IGNORE_SUFFIXES ; do
    if [ ! "$(basename $SCRIPT $SUFFIX)" = "$(basename $SCRIPT)" ]; then
      SKIP=true
      break
    fi
  done
  if [ "$SKIP" = "true" ]; then
    continue
  fi
  # If we've made it this far, then run the script if it's executable:
  if [ -x $SCRIPT ]; then
    $SCRIPT || echo "$SCRIPT failed."
  fi
done

exit 0
EOF

chmod -v 755 /usr/bin/run-parts

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

mkdir -pv /etc/libpaper.d: libpaper expects that packages will install files into this directory.

cat > /usr/bin/run-parts << "EOF" : paperconfig is a script which will invoke run-parts if /etc/libpaper.d exists. No other BLFS package installs this, so we create it here.

Configuring libpaper

Configuration Information

Create /etc/papersize to set the default system paper size. Issue the following command as the root user to set this to 'A4' (libpaper prefers the lowercase form). You may wish to use a different size, such as letter.

cat > /etc/papersize << "EOF"
a4
EOF

Contents

Installed Programs: paperconf, paperconfig, run-parts
Installed Library: libpaper.so
Installed Directories: /etc/libpaper.d

Short Descriptions

paperconf

prints paper configuration information.

paperconfig

configures the system default paper size.

run-parts

runs all the scripts found in a directory.

libpaper.so

contains functions for interrogating the paper library.

Last updated on 2017-08-15 13:49:48 -0500