Cups-pdf is an add-on for the CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) printing system of Unix. This feature allows you to easily convert printable files into PDF files (Portable Document Format). The Cups-pdf can be accessed from any application that contains the document and allows printing of the document (in other words almost all applications). To use, simply start printing process and Cups-pdf appears in the list of printers installed on the computer. The installation of Cups-Pdf was performed on a Linux Ubuntu 10.04LTS.
The goal is to provide Windows users with a virtual PDF printer with CUPS (as PDF-Creator).
Installation on the Linux server
Install cups using the following command:
sudo apt-get install cups
Install cups-pdf with the following command:
sudo apt-get install cups-pdf
Edit the configuration file for remote administration and to access to printing.
sudo vi /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
Change the following lines:
Listen localhost:631 to Listen 631