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awarded  Notable Question
Jul
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comment Upgrade to Wheezy - CUPS printing to lpd printers is 6x slower
I think the bug was introduced in a later version of poppler. I'm using an older version from Squeeze, compiled on Wheezy. It seems to work properly.
Jul
16
comment Upgrade to Wheezy - CUPS printing to lpd printers is 6x slower
I thought that on Squeeze the default was ghostscript. Is there a way to simulate what Squeeze does?
Jul
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comment Upgrade to Wheezy - CUPS printing to lpd printers is 6x slower
The application generates PDFs.
Jul
16
comment Upgrade to Wheezy - CUPS printing to lpd printers is 6x slower
Ok, it looks like it's not working. The printers are rejecting the postscript generated by pdftops, and even after using CUPS with ghostscript to print PDFs, they are taking a long time to print on the printers themselves (up to two minutes, versus a few seconds).
Jul
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comment Upgrade to Wheezy - CUPS printing to lpd printers is 6x slower
Printing is fast when I first run pdftops on the file and print the resulting ps directly. Will look into that.
Jul
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comment Upgrade to Wheezy - CUPS printing to lpd printers is 6x slower
I've compared pdf2ps and pdftops, and the former is what is so slow. So how can I tell cups to use the latter?
Jul
9
comment Upgrade to Wheezy - CUPS printing to lpd printers is 6x slower
This seems to be an issue with "pdf2ps". I've tried setting the default renderer to "pdftops" which is faster, but printing seems to ignore the setting.
Jul
9
comment Upgrade to Wheezy - CUPS printing to lpd printers is 6x slower
Note that looking at the process list, the slowdown does appear to be ghostscript processing the file. Any suggestions on how to improve this?
Jul
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comment Upgrade to Wheezy - CUPS printing to lpd printers is 6x slower
The lp command runs quickly. It's the daemon that processes the file that takes so long. How do I strace that?
Jul
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asked Upgrade to Wheezy - CUPS printing to lpd printers is 6x slower
May
20
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
24
comment I'm looking for information on tuning the performance of starman-driven websites with nginx
FWIW, I've found it's best not to use the keepalives setting for nginx upstreams with Starman, since nginx will hold onto connections, and this delays reloading starman when there are code changes.
Mar
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asked I'm looking for information on tuning the performance of starman-driven websites with nginx
Feb
14
awarded  Critic
Feb
14
comment How to convert a string to integer in Puppet?
Puppet doesn't do that when the value comes from hiera. You get a "Error 400 on SERVER: comparison of Fixnum with String failed" error.
Feb
14
accepted Does /etc/fstab need to be world readable?
Feb
14
comment Does /etc/fstab need to be world readable?
@SvW: I've tried this, and it seems to work. Thanks.
Feb
14
comment Does /etc/fstab need to be world readable?
It should be pretty obvious what what that means.
Feb
14
comment Does /etc/fstab need to be world readable?
So why is it alright for the credentials file to be locked down, but not /etc/fstab?