Printing packages for OpenWrt
This is a package feed aiming at providing a complete printing stack for OpenWrt.
Notably it has:
- Ghostscript 9.06
- Gutenprint 5.2.9
- Cups 1.6.3
- OpenPrinting's cups-filters 1.0.37
- poppler 0.24.1
- many other packages to make sure the ones above work...
To use this feed,
set up your router to use external storage for its root file system, as these packages require more than a 100 MB of space.
set up a cross-compilation environment
add this line to your
src-git printing git://github.com/FranciscoBorges/openwrt-printing-packages.git
to compile everything in this feed you should use the script
setup-buildsystem.shor some variation of those commands.
copy compiled packages to your router (copy the whole directory as you need the files used to index the packages)
scp -r ./bin/$ARCH/packages email@example.com:/storage/printer/packages/
- add local package source to the opkg configuration
src/gz printing file:/storage/printer/packages
opkg-install-printing-packages.shto see a suggestion of what to install.
tested against Attitude Adjustment (because that is what I have installed...).
Avahi is notified of printers added to Cups, and these will appear as Air Printer's in iOS devices.
Issues / Missing / TODO
Caveat: Ghostscript lacks proper cross-compilation support. I used a patch taken from timesys.com. If your architecture is not there, compiling it just won't work for you.
The alternative for those who can't compile Ghostscript is to use a
different PDF backend, in this case Poppler. For instructions of how
to do this open the tar-ball of the
cups-filters-*.tar.bz2 and check
the section 1. Selection of the renderer: Ghostscript, Poppler, or
Adobe Reader of the