Bug 150491

Summary: Manufacture printer PPD from linuxprinting.org/download/PPD not bundled
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: George Liu <george.liu>
Component: cupsAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
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Description George Liu 2005-03-07 18:01:49 UTC
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Description of problem:
Red hat products (e.g. Fedora core 1/2/3) only bundles foomatic-db, 
but that doesn't includes hundreds of free printer driver PPD files 
provided by manufactures. Manufacture supplied PPD files can be found 
at www.linuxprinting.org/download/PPD, Ricoh, Gestetner, Savin, 
Lanier, Infotec and NRG provides their PPD files in MIT license and 
can be freely redistributed. Many manufacture supplied free PPD files 
has already been bundled with Suse and Mandrake linux.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Add new printer
2.Select Manufacture
3.Many manufacture supplied free printer drivers are missing from the 
model list.

Actual Results:  Only listed foomatic-generated printer drivers.

Expected Results:  All free drivers from 
linuxprinting.org/download/PPD should also be available to users.

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-03-07 18:08:17 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 140897 ***