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IPrint Appliance and Papercut?

Has anyone managed to integrate iPrint Appliance and Papercut?
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vtsimoes Wrote in message:

> Has anyone managed to integrate iPrint Appliance and Papercut?


This bit is still being worked out by PaperCut Software and Novell.

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Re: IPrint Appliance and Papercut?

Simon Flood wrote:

> > Has anyone managed to integrate iPrint Appliance and Papercut?

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> This bit is still being worked out by PaperCut Software and Novell.


It should work, though. I have a customer that is doing this today
with the 1.0 iPrint appliance.

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Re: IPrint Appliance and Papercut?

"Joseph Marton" Wrote in message:

> It should work, though. I have a customer that is doing this today
> with the 1.0 iPrint appliance.


How? With iPrint on an OES server (as opposed to appliance) you
install the PaperCut software on the server[1] which hooks into
APIs installed with the iPrint server packages. Is that also true
with the appliance because PaperCut Software didn't tell me that
when I asked them yesterday.

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[1] http://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-installation-nov
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Re: IPrint Appliance and Papercut?

Simon Flood wrote:

> How? With iPrint on an OES server (as opposed to appliance) you
> install the PaperCut software on the server[1] which hooks into
> APIs installed with the iPrint server packages. Is that also true
> with the appliance


Yes. You install install the same PaperCut modules on the appliance as
you would an OES server.

> because PaperCut Software didn't tell me that
> when I asked them yesterday.


Feel free to e-mail me off-list (Simon you have my address) and I will
forward that info on internally so we can address that with our
contacts at PaperCut.

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Re: IPrint Appliance and Papercut?

On 07/12/2013 15:19, Joseph Marton wrote:

> Yes. You install install the same PaperCut modules on the appliance as
> you would an OES server.


Okay knowing that I have successfully installed PaperCut NG 13.5 on an
iPrint Appliance 1.0.1 (build 65) following the instructions for OES
(regular iPrint) @
http://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-installation-novell.html

> Feel free to e-mail me off-list (Simon you have my address) and I will
> forward that info on internally so we can address that with our
> contacts at PaperCut.


Will do.

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Re: IPrint Appliance and Papercut?

I read this post a few weeks ago and decided to give the iPrint appliance a try on our network. I've set up the iPrint appliance, migrated all our printers from our OES box & installed PaperCut (ver 14.2) on it.
It all seems to work well, however I have to start the PaperCut service manually when I reboot the iPrint appliance. Admittedly I shouldn't need to do that very often, but it would be good to have it start automatically. I assume that the appliance controls which services are started on boot and it doesn't know anything about PaperCut, so it just ignores it. Just wondering if you managed to solve that issue (if you had that problem at all).

I also wonder if there will be any issues when it comes to upgrading the appliance. I've installed PaperCut on /vastorage so all it's files (apart from those in /etc/init.d) ought to be retained.
Hopefully PaperCut & Novell will come up with a 'proper' solution for this very soon as using the appliance instead of one of our OES servers will solve a few issues for us.

Cheers,
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imoore wrote:

> It all seems to work well, however I have to start the PaperCut
> service manually when I reboot the iPrint appliance. Admittedly I
> shouldn't need to do that very often, but it would be good to have it
> start automatically. I assume that the appliance controls which
> services are started on boot and it doesn't know anything about
> PaperCut, so it just ignores it. Just wondering if you managed to
> solve that issue (if you had that problem at all).


Are you able to use chkconfig to enable the PaperCut init script to
start automatically?

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Re: IPrint Appliance and Papercut?

I didn't use it myself, the install does that for you. chkconfig papercut gives 235 so it's definitely enabled.
I've just rebooted again and it started itself this time, so I guess it was just a glitch when it didn't start before. Sorry to waste your time!

Cheers,
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On 03/07/2014 03:46, imoore wrote:

> I read this post a few weeks ago and decided to give the iPrint
> appliance a try on our network. I've set up the iPrint appliance,
> migrated all our printers from our OES box & installed PaperCut (ver
> 14.2) on it.
> It all seems to work well, however I have to start the PaperCut service
> manually when I reboot the iPrint appliance. Admittedly I shouldn't need
> to do that very often, but it would be good to have it start
> automatically. I assume that the appliance controls which services are
> started on boot and it doesn't know anything about PaperCut, so it just
> ignores it. Just wondering if you managed to solve that issue (if you
> had that problem at all).


No I didn't see that but I see from your reply to Joseph Marton that
it's now working.

> I also wonder if there will be any issues when it comes to upgrading the
> appliance. I've installed PaperCut on /vastorage so all it's files
> (apart from those in /etc/init.d) ought to be retained.
> Hopefully PaperCut & Novell will come up with a 'proper' solution for
> this very soon as using the appliance instead of one of our OES servers
> will solve a few issues for us.


I also thought that installing to /vastorage would be a smart move so
PaperCut files would be unaffected when upgrading the iPrint appliance.
As for files in /etc/init.d PaperCut had already thought of that by
providing some scripts that (re)run root-related tasks. See section
25.12.5 of the PaperCut User Manual but basically you need to run
/papercut/server/bin/linux-x64/roottasks and
/papercut/providers/print/linux-x64/roottasks (where /papercut is
PaperCut install/home directory) after upgrading the appliance.

Given Novell and/or PaperCut have not exactly promoted running PaperCut
on the iPrint appliance I'll write a Cool Solutions article covering this.

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Re: IPrint Appliance and Papercut?

smflood;2324776 wrote:

I also thought that installing to /vastorage would be a smart move so
PaperCut files would be unaffected when upgrading the iPrint appliance.
As for files in /etc/init.d PaperCut had already thought of that by
providing some scripts that (re)run root-related tasks. See section
25.12.5 of the PaperCut User Manual but basically you need to run
/papercut/server/bin/linux-x64/roottasks and
/papercut/providers/print/linux-x64/roottasks (where /papercut is
PaperCut install/home directory) after upgrading the appliance.


Thanks for that info Simon, that will save me some messing around when I do an upgrade.
PaperCut really think things out well with their product, I've been thoroughly impressed by it ever since we switched from PCounter. And it's "Made in Australia" so it must be good! 🙂

Given Novell and/or PaperCut have not exactly promoted running PaperCut
on the iPrint appliance I'll write a Cool Solutions article covering this.


That would be great!

Cheers,
Ian
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