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Solaris Print Package Redesign
This section describes the redesign of the Solaris print packages starting with the Solaris 2.6 release and the additional features that were added with that release.
Redesign of Print Packages
Starting with the Solaris 2.6 release, print packages have been redesigned to provide greater flexibility and modularity of print software installation and to enable installation of a smaller footprint for the print client.
Solaris 2.6 print software includes the following features.
With the Solaris 2.6 redesign, the default is to install all the print packages. Print servers require installation of all packages, including both client and server. For print clients, you can choose to install only the print client packages. PostScript filter software is provided in its own print package. Table 86 describes the new set of print packages.
The following print packages were removed from the Solaris 2.6 release.
Print commands from SUNWscpu have been moved into the SUNWscplp (SunSoft Print—Source Compatibility) package.
Print Protocol Adapter
The Solaris 2.6 print protocol adapter replaces the Service Access Facility (SAF), the network listener, and lpNet on the inbound side of the LP spooler with a more modular and modern design.
The print protocol adapter provides the following features.
The new print protocol adapter is compatible with print clients set up in previous Solaris releases if the BSD protocol was used to configure these clients. If the BSD protocol was not used, you must modify the previous Solaris print client configuration to use the BSD protocol by using Solaris Print Manager or the lpsystem command.
SunSoft Print Client
Starting with the Solaris 2.6 release, the SunSoft Print Client software is bundled with the Solaris Operating Environment as packages SUNWpcr and SUNWpcu. This software was previously released as an unbundled product. It was available on the Solaris Migration CD and as part of the Solstice AdminSuite suite of administration products.
The SunSoft Print Client software uses an NIS map, an NIS+ table, or a single file to provide centralized client administration in the Solaris 2.6 release. The Print Client software includes the following features.
Enhanced Network Printer Support
Starting with the Solaris 2.6 release, print software provides better support for network printers than in previous Solaris releases. The following new features are included.
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