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|Summary:||Line longer than the maximum allowed (255 characters)|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||John Ellson <john.ellson>|
|Component:||cups||Assignee:||Tim Waugh <twaugh>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||1.3.5-2.fc8||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-01-27 02:18:41 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description John Ellson 2007-11-29 15:49:07 EST
Description of problem: I want to turn on the banner page for printing to a shared network on our corporate network. I'm assuming I do this through "Set Printer Options" on the printer entry on the CUPS web page? Selecting "Set Printer Options" results in a web page containing the error message: "Line longer than the maximum allowed (255 characters)" The (local) URL for the page with the error message is: http://localhost:631/admin/?op=set-printer-options&printer_name=mta54xb Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): cups-1.3.4-4.fc8.x86_64 How reproducible: 100% Steps to Reproduce: 1.http://localhost:631/printers/?QUERY=mta54 2. click on "Set Printer Options" 3. Actual results: http://localhost:631/admin/?op=set-printer-options&printer_name=mta54xb containing the error message: "Line longer than the maximum allowed (255 characters)" Expected results: No artificially low limits. Ability to change printer options (assuming this is the right place to do it) Additional info: I thought gtklp might provide another way to set this option, but it can't handle the number of share printers we have on our network.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2007-11-30 08:47:27 EST
Please attach the PPD for that printer. I suspect it has a line whose length exceeds 255 characters, and PPD parsers are required to treat this as an error according to the PPD spec.
Comment 2 John Ellson 2007-11-30 09:01:42 EST
Where do I find the ppd? This is a remote printer provided via cups, not a locally attached printer. I'll attach /var/cache cups/remote.cache in case thats what you need?
Comment 3 John Ellson 2007-11-30 09:02:47 EST
Created attachment 273801 [details] /var/cache/cups/remote.cache
Comment 4 John Ellson 2007-11-30 09:08:06 EST
Created attachment 273811 [details] /var/cache/cups/ppds.dat Perhaps /var/cache/cups/ppds.dat contains the ppd? But its in some binary format.
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2007-11-30 09:17:20 EST
Sorry, I should have pointed you to the location: /etc/cups/ppd/mta54xb.ppd is what I need. Thanks.
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2007-11-30 09:34:05 EST
Oh, I just saw your comment about it being a remote printer. Then please do this: python -c 'import cups; c=cups.Connection(); print c.getPPD("mta54xb.ppd")' This will show you the location of a temporary file holding the PPD. Please attach that file.
Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2007-11-30 10:24:38 EST
I mean: python -c 'import cups; c=cups.Connection(); print c.getPPD("mta54xb")'
Comment 8 John Ellson 2007-11-30 12:29:51 EST
Created attachment 274031 [details] file returned from above python incantation
Comment 9 John Ellson 2007-11-30 12:47:24 EST
Looks like the offending line is in a comment? Perhaps the 255 char limit shouldn't apply to comments? I hate to say this ;-) but Windows users around here aren't having any problems with this printer.
Comment 10 Tim Waugh 2008-01-09 07:13:09 EST
That PPD was generated by an older version of foomatic -- newer versions do not present this problem. However, CUPS could probably be a little more tolerant of this particular problem. I've reported this upstream, with a suggested patch: http://cups.org/str.php?L2662
Comment 11 Tim Waugh 2008-01-09 12:45:42 EST
That patch was rejected upstream. However, I think we'll need to carry it for a short while. Applied in CVS.
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2008-01-22 10:31:20 EST
cups-1.3.5-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report. If you want to test the update, you can install it with su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update cups'
Comment 13 Tim Waugh 2008-01-23 08:07:38 EST
Test update works for me.
Comment 14 Fedora Update System 2008-01-27 02:18:30 EST
cups-1.3.5-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.