Google Cloud Print on Gentoo

Google have recently released their Google Cloud Print service . It is currently built into Google Chrome on Windows and Mac, but unfortunately it is not yet available officially for Linux.

Fortunately there is an unofficial open source project on Github, called cloudprint . It is fairly new, so isn’t yet in the Gentoo repositories, so I’ve produced an ebuild to make it easy to install and setup under Gentoo Linux.

To make use of the ebuild, simply download the Cloudprint Gentoo ebuild , untar it into the root  of your a local portage overlay ( see  the Gentoo Local Overlay documentation for creating one ) , and ( after unmasking it ) run:

emerge cloudprint

And cloudprint will then be installed.

Once it is installed, you will need to run:

/etc/init.d/cloudprint setup

Then login with your Google Account username and password. Next start, and add to run the server on boot with:

/etc/init.d/cloudprint start
rc-update add cloudprint default

You can now see your printers available in the Google Cloud Print interface , and you can now test the printer using this Google print test tool.

Assuming the test page is printed correctly, you can now print from anywhere in the world via Google Cloud Print.