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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:08 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Printing from Claws Mail Reply with quote

When I try and print an email in Claws mail, it tells me that is needs the program html2ps installed.
I've dug around the archives, and it appears that html2ps was discontinued in Gentoo some time ago due to lack of maintainer.

Have Gentoo Claws users got any workaround for printing emails?

Many thanks
Ian


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Claws prints no problem.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
My Claws prints no problem.


That's nice. Any idea why I would be getting this message?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you using some plugin to display HTML attachments? I do not.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
Are you using some plugin to display HTML attachments? I do not.


Yes I am. Unfortunately HTML formatted mail is a requirement for me.
Just had a closer look at the error - it says HTML2PS is required to print HTML email.

So, I'll rephrase the question: How do Gentoo folk get claws to print HTLM emails?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There seems to be more than one HTML plugin in the portage, have you tried all of them?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found a solution.

The program html2ps is an ageing Perl script available here: http://user.it.uu.se/~jan/html2ps.html:

Download, unpack .tar.gz file, cd into root folder, run ./install

This installs the following after some questions:
Code:


Installing html2ps in /usr/local/bin
Installing html2psrc in /usr/local/lib/html2ps
Installing html2ps.1 in /usr/local/man/man1
Installing html2psrc.5 in /usr/local/man/man5
Installing html2ps.html in /usr/local/lib/html2ps


Printing HTML from claws then works.

I've looked in every package in gentoo that looks like it might contain html2ps, without success. Since claws is specifically looking for this program, the above may well be the only way at the moment.

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