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Jean-Louis Vosdey , IT/CIO for the Printer Support team
This article is mainly a re-production of an article which had been published in CNL 235. However as some information were not any more valid we are publishing in this CNL issue a new up-to-date version for this article.
SPRINGER : For a long time now Springer has been the major Print Server in the computer centre. It continues however to run a very old version of Ultrix that is not Y2K compliant. For this reason every effort is being made to move printers away from this particular server and onto the new PRINT service composed of a series of LINUX PC's which are Y2K compliant. Following the current schedule this move should be completed by December 1999 and Springer taken out of service.)
As a result of these changes the following has become necessary:
xprint as used by unix users has been
xprintcommand in PATH
/usr/local/bin/xprintfrom the ASIS software repository.
From now on, the new PRINTER WIZARD enables users to print from W95, W98 and WNT PC platforms, whether they are connected to NICE or not.
WPRINT for VMS:
WPRINT(the VMS equivalent of
xprint) uses PERL to access the new print servers (and is already running on VXCERN), so it requires the installation of PERL on your VMS machines,once per architecture (VAX or Alpha).
Note: More explanations and answers to your questions can
be found at the URL address:
Furthermore, the gateway (
Windows NT users and Springer has become
redundant and has been taken out of service at the end of
September. Consequently we strongly recommend users to use PRINTER
WIZARD on Windows NT.
An update of any modifications or new features, where printing is concerned, will appear in future issues of the Cern Computing Newsletter.
For matters related to this article please contact the author.Cnl.Editor@cern.ch