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I want use raspberry pi for virtual pdf printer

i installed sudo apt-get install printer-driver-cups-pdf

at my desktop i logged at web 192.168.1.225:631 which is static ip raspberry by ethernet in my local network. After I create virtual printer with name pdf_wydruk(and i check in Share printer while create process), i open random picture and click print - and chose pdf-wydruk to use and ...

and i cannot find this file anywhere ! in home i create /home/pi/PDF folder because i read this is default path, i check more default folder /var/spool/cups-pds/ANONYMOUS but i find them pdf 0.pdf with actual time of editing but that file is ... empty - dont have any picture or text from desktop

version of my rasbpian

pi@raspberrypi:/var/log/cups $ cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)"
NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux"
VERSION_ID="10"
VERSION="10 (buster)"
VERSION_CODENAME=buster
ID=raspbian
ID_LIKE=debian
HOME_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianForums"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianBugs"

i

logs where i find for cups

/var/log/cups/cups-pdf-pdf_wydruk_log

pi@raspberrypi:/var/log/cups $ sudo cat cups-pdf-pdf_wydruk_log 
Tue Nov  9 14:55:40 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 14:55:41 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 15:08:00 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 15:08:00 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 15:20:50 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 15:20:50 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 15:21:33 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 15:21:33 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 15:22:02 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 15:22:02 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 15:25:58 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 15:25:59 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 15:31:52 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 15:31:52 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 15:32:56 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 15:32:56 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 15:36:35 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 15:36:35 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 15:46:41 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 15:46:41 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 15:52:16 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 15:52:16 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 16:13:08 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 16:13:08 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 16:29:22 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 16:29:22 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 16:48:14 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 16:48:14 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 16:48:23 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 16:48:23 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody
Tue Nov  9 16:49:10 2021  [STATUS] ***Experimental Option: DecodeHexStrings
Tue Nov  9 16:49:11 2021  [STATUS] PDF creation successfully finished for nobody

/var/log/cups/access_log

pi@raspberrypi:/var/log/cups $ cat access_log
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:14:55:05 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 349 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:14:55:05 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 176 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:14:55:37 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 2499 Print-Job successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:05:35 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 200 87 - -
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:05:35 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 401 88 CUPS-Get-Devices successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:05:35 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 401 87 - -
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:05:35 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 200 87 - -
192.168.1.116 - pi [09/Nov/2021:15:05:37 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 200 87 - -
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:05:37 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 401 88 CUPS-Get-Devices successful-ok
localhost - pi [09/Nov/2021:15:05:37 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 2161 CUPS-Get-Devices -
192.168.1.116 - pi [09/Nov/2021:15:05:37 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 200 3639 - -
192.168.1.116 - pi [09/Nov/2021:15:05:50 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 200 87 - -
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:05:50 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 401 88 CUPS-Get-Devices successful-ok
localhost - pi [09/Nov/2021:15:05:50 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 2161 CUPS-Get-Devices -
192.168.1.116 - pi [09/Nov/2021:15:05:50 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 200 3639 - -
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:05:56 +0100] "POST /admin HTTP/1.1" 200 113 - -
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:05:56 +0100] "POST /admin HTTP/1.1" 200 3090 - -
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:05:58 +0100] "POST /admin HTTP/1.1" 200 225 - -
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:05:58 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 7469 CUPS-Get-PPDs -
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:05:58 +0100] "POST /admin HTTP/1.1" 200 6021 - -
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:06:07 +0100] "POST /admin HTTP/1.1" 200 1818 - -
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:06:07 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 401 292 CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:06:07 +0100] "POST /admin HTTP/1.1" 401 1818 - -
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:06:07 +0100] "POST /admin HTTP/1.1" 200 1818 - -
192.168.1.116 - pi [09/Nov/2021:15:06:07 +0100] "POST /admin HTTP/1.1" 200 1818 - -
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:06:07 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 401 292 CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer successful-ok
localhost - pi [09/Nov/2021:15:06:07 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 200 292 CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - pi [09/Nov/2021:15:06:07 +0100] "POST /admin HTTP/1.1" 200 3776 - -
192.168.1.116 - pi [09/Nov/2021:15:06:36 +0100] "POST /admin HTTP/1.1" 200 141 - -
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:06:36 +0100] "PUT /admin/conf/cupsd.conf HTTP/1.1" 401 0 - -
localhost - pi [09/Nov/2021:15:06:36 +0100] "PUT /admin/conf/cupsd.conf HTTP/1.1" 201 4827 - -
192.168.1.116 - pi [09/Nov/2021:15:06:36 +0100] "POST /admin HTTP/1.1" 200 4542 - -
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:06:54 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 349 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:06:54 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 176 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:07:56 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 39730 Print-Job successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:08:06 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 401 123 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - root [09/Nov/2021:15:08:06 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 123 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:08:06 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 152 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:08:14 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 349 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:08:14 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 176 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:19:19 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 401 123 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - root [09/Nov/2021:15:19:19 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 123 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:19:19 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 152 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:19:27 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 349 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:19:27 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 176 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:20:47 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 39730 Print-Job successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:21:30 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 39730 Print-Job successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:21:59 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 39730 Print-Job successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:25:30 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 200 90 - -
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:25:30 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 200 4702 - -
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:25:46 +0100] "POST /admin HTTP/1.1" 200 141 - -
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:25:46 +0100] "POST /admin HTTP/1.1" 200 4753 - -
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:25:56 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 2500 Print-Job successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:31:49 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 2500 Print-Job successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:32:54 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 431788 Print-Job successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:34:23 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 401 123 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - root [09/Nov/2021:15:34:23 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 123 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:34:23 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 152 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:34:30 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 349 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:34:30 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 176 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:36:33 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 431788 Print-Job successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:45:09 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 401 123 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - root [09/Nov/2021:15:45:09 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 123 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:45:09 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 152 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:45:16 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 349 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:15:45:16 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 176 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:46:39 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 431788 Print-Job successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:15:52:14 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 380526 Print-Job successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:16:13:06 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 133421 Print-Job successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:16:27:40 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 401 123 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - root [09/Nov/2021:16:27:40 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 123 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:16:27:40 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 152 Cancel-Subscription successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:16:27:48 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 349 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:16:27:48 +0100] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 176 Create-Printer-Subscriptions successful-ok
localhost - - [09/Nov/2021:16:27:58 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 401 24354 CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer successful-ok
localhost - root [09/Nov/2021:16:27:58 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 200 24354 CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer successful-ok
localhost - root [09/Nov/2021:16:27:58 +0100] "POST /admin/ HTTP/1.1" 200 204 CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer client-error-bad-request
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:16:29:20 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 380526 Print-Job successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:16:48:12 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 380526 Print-Job successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:16:48:21 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 380526 Print-Job successful-ok
192.168.1.116 - - [09/Nov/2021:16:49:08 +0100] "POST /printers/pdf_wydruk HTTP/1.1" 200 93213 Print-Job successful-ok

Maybe somebody has idea what i should do?

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Ok i installed at the fresh image of raspberry pi and that works. Probably i had have something bad set in privillege.

  1. installed only cups for first sudo apt install cups

  2. i check my ip at ethernet/wifi via ifconfig

  3. I open configuration file for cups

    sudo vim /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

i find them line Listen localhost:631 and change them to Port 631

next - i added Allow @local in three places - result below

<Location />
  Order allow,deny
  Allow @local
</Location>

# Restrict access to the admin pages...
<Location /admin>
  Order allow,deny
  Allow @local
</Location>

# Restrict access to configuration files...
<Location /admin/conf>
  AuthType Default
  Require user @SYSTEM
  Order allow,deny
  Allow @local
</Location>
  1. I restarted services - sudo service cups restart now i should access at my desktop to raspberry cups by url 192.168.1.225:631 ( i get that ip from ifconfig command )

  2. i added usermod for pi

    sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin pi

  3. I installed cups-pdf -- now they have new name 'printer-driver-cups-pdf`

    sudo apt-get install printer-driver-cups-pdf

  4. I added printer generic --> generic-cups-pdf like guy at that spanish movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHQuCkrqTS4 administration -> add printer -> cups-pdf -> i called printer-pdf polish pdf-wydruk

8) i created folder at raspberry pi /home/pi/PDF

At ip_raspberry_pi:631 in browser click Printers -> Maintenance --> Print test page --- and ... i should have test pdf file at my raspberry /home/pi/PDF if you don't find - check /var/spool/cups-pdf folder and should be folder pi or ANONYMOUS and looking for that pdf file.

  1. In my project i have wanted share that file for other computer in network so i install samba

sudo apt install samba i said no to window with ask, because i don't need settings WINS with DHCP - I set static ip for raspberry pi

I created folder /samba/wydruki

sudo mkdir -p /samba/wydruki
sudo chmod -R 777 /samba/wydruki
sudo chmod -R nobody.nogroup /samba/wydruki
sudo chmod -R 777 /samba
  1. I changed to settings file using sudo vim /etc/samba/smb.conf
[Publiczny]
    path = /samba/wydruki
    browseable = yes
    guest ok = yes
    read only = no
    create_mask = 777
  1. I restarted services samba
    sudo service smbd restart
    sudo service nmbd restart
  1. I changed file conf cups-pdf
    sudo vim /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf

and i comment two old line and added new with path to /samba/wydruki

##  CUPS-PDF output directory 
##  special qualifiers: 
##     ${HOME} will be expanded to the user's home directory
##     ${USER} will be expanded to the user name
##  in case it is an NFS export make sure it is exported without
##  root_squash!
##  on Ubuntu, the cupsd AppArmor profile needs to be updated
##  to match the output path as per instructions in LP:147551
### Default: /var/spool/cups-pdf/${USER}

#Out ${HOME}/PDF
Out /samba/wydruki

### Key: AnonDirName (config)
##  ABSOLUTE path for anonymously created PDF files
##  if anonymous access is disabled this setting has no effect
### Default: /var/spool/cups-pdf/ANONYMOUS

#AnonDirName /var/spool/cups-pdf/ANONYMOUS
AnonDirName /samba/wydruki

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