more SUMMARY:Printcap NIS file conversion

From: Larry Chin (
Date: Wed Dec 16 1992 - 12:57:17 CST

I got a whacking big load of responses in addition to the three I found
yesterday morning, so I am posting a quick follow up.

There are 5 additional answers to the query.

1) use rdist.
2) If there is a commonly mounted file system, put the printcap file in
   there and create a symbolic link in the /etc directory to point at it.
3) Solaris 2.1 is supposed to incorporate the NIS printcap feature.
4) Get the lpr stuff from Berkeley.
5) try the plp stuff, available via anon ftp from, look for
   something like pub/plp.

I would like to thank you all for taking the time to answer me and to add
to the summary that I sent originally.

Thanks to: (Norman G. Hoffman) (Richard Bogusz)
zeke@mpl.UCSD.EDU (Rob Scott)
Mike Raffety <> (Micky Liu)
Steve Lodin <> (Danielle Sanine) (Phil Blanchfield) (Adam Stein) (Greg Bulman) (Guntram Wolski)
Mitch Wright <>
era@niwot.scd.ucar.EDU (Ed Arnold) (Russ Poffenberger)
John D. Barlow" <> (Frank Allan) (Peter Gutmann) (Knut Somme ) D M Ross)
zeke@mpl.UCSD.EDU (Rob Scott)

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