Solaris Transition Guide

Summary of Printing Differences

The SunOS release 5.7 LP print service replaces the SunOS release 4 printing facilities, which were provided by the lpd daemon and lpr, lpq, lprm, and lpc commands. Admintool enables youto set up and administer printers through a graphical user interface. You can also use a command-line interface for the LP print service to administer SunOS release 5.7 printers. For detailed information about Admintool and the command-line interface to the LP service, see System Administration Guide, Volume II.

The services provided by the /etc/printcap file in the SunOS release 4 software are handled in the Solaris 7 operating environment by the terminfo database and by the files in the /etc/lp directory.