[nycbug-talk] CUPS-1.2 on CURRENT
scottro at nyc.rr.com
Mon Jun 26 19:46:43 EDT 2006
I'm wondering if anyone has upgraded to CUPS-1.2 on CURRENT.
I've run into a variety of problems--one having to do with my wife being
unable to print from her Mac so I had to downgrade quickly.
Problem one is covered in PR99460, and seems to be general, regardless
of O/S. (Not my PR). Someone found that when printing to an attached
USB printer, he got permission denied. A workaround, covered in the
PR, was to change permissions and ownership on the device. This worked
for me as well with /dev/lpt0.
Secondly, and possibly worth a PR, is that the web interface doesn't
offer the option of a parallel or USB connection. I use lpadmin (which
was another problem--I could be wrong about this, but I think the new
version doesn't install the old manual, which goes through an
explanation of lpadmin.) Someone not experienced with CUPS would
probably be at a loss, especially as their (cups.org) web site says a
locally attached USB or parallel printer will show up on the web
interface. I haven't had a chance to play with this at all at work,
but I believe it had the same issue--on a 6.1-STABLE box, only networked
options (ipp, JetDirect, http and lpd) were offered.
Printing with samba also seems to have a problem in CURRENT. On the
STABLE box at work, I didn't run into this problem (though I didn't have
the nerve to upgrade anything but a test box.) However, on my box at
home, when I tried printing on an MS box through samba, despite having
uncommented the octet-stream lines mime.types and mime.convs, I got the
error that application/octet-stream wasn't supported.
This was a cups bug at one point, (see their site,
www.cups.org/str.php?L1667) but is apparently fixed, and seems to be so
in STABLE. There is a workaround mentioned before it was fixed, to add
cups options = raw
to smb.conf, but I didn't stop to try that as the important thing was
enabling the Mac to print.
As I said the showstopper for me was the Mac, which doesn't print
through samba. I was getting errors like
No %%BoundingBox: comment in header.
No %%Pages: comment in header.
At that point, fearing an explosion at home, rather than trying to
troubleshoot, I chose discretion as the better part of valor and
downgraded. I can't test this with the Macs at work either, as they're
all production machines and I don't want to get daring. :)
So, I'm wondering if anyone else has run into any of this. The only one
that I'm considering filing a PR on is the one of the parallel and USB
devices missing from the web interface, as I can examine that one at
leisure on the testbox at work.
No real questions here, just asking what experiences anyone else has had
upgrading to cups-1.2 on FreeBSD. Had I not run into all these problems
on the home machine, I wouldn't even have realized they existed--on the
work machine, the upgrade was smooth, but that prints to networked
printers and only (rarely) serves one MS machine.
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