Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (Etch) already includes the ESP Ghostscript which has
the OpenPrinting Driver Interface. Therefor, if you use Debian GNU/Linux 4.0,
you do not have to refer the following steps.
If you use Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (Sarge), you can check and install the ESP Ghostscript which has the OpenPrinting Driver Interface according to the following steps.
Before you install and use a printer driver which is compliant with the OpenPrinting Driver Interface, Ghostscript which has the OpenPrinting Driver Interface has to be installed on your system. You can check easily if the Ghostscript on your system has the Interface by typing the following command on the terminal.
If the Ghostscript has the OpenPrinting Driver Interface, you can see the text includes both "opvp" and "oprp" as following.
If you can see no text after typing the above command, you have to install Ghostscript according to the following steps.
If you install a new Ghostscript according to the following steps, the former Ghostscript installed on your system will be replaced by the new one. Our project has just appended the OpenPrinting Driver Interface onto Ghostscript bundled in each OS, rebuilt and tested it on each OS, however, replacing with the new Ghostscript on particular customized environment might cause some problems. So, please install the new Ghostscript at your own risk.
To install the ESP Ghostscript which has the OpenPrinting Driver Interface, first, be an administrator, and open the file "/etc/apt/sources.list" of your system, and replace all the lines defined in it by following two lines, and save the file.
deb http://kmuto.jp/debian/mtu debian_dic main contrib non-free deb http://ftp.jp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
Next, install the new ESP Ghostscript by the following command.
# apt-get update# apt-get install gs-esp
Then, installation of ESP Ghostscript including the OpenPrinting Driver Interface will finish.
Please install a printer driver which is compliant with the OpenPrinting Driver Interface according to each document released by each vendor.
Printer drivers released by Mr.Kenshi Muto are here.
Printer drivers released by Canon Inc. are in the following site.
We greatly appreciate Mr.Kenshi Muto of Debian Project, who gave us significant contributions and advice for making and distributing packages for Debian GNU/Linux.