Bug 10229 - how do you configure a printer without X?
Summary: how do you configure a printer without X?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printer-config   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2000-03-19 00:00 UTC by dentar
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-20 14:19:42 UTC
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Description dentar 2000-03-19 00:00:58 UTC
I have several new engineers who want to be able to configure a printer
without using "printtool" (which requires X, unfortunately).  However,
they're chickens and don't want to vi /etc/printcap.  Is there a printtool
for text mode?

How can you configure a printer for a server that has not had X loaded on
it besides the vi /etc/printcap way?

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-20 14:19:39 UTC
There's no such tool at the moment (if you want to write one, you're more than welcome to do so ;) ).
Assigning this to the person handling printing as a feature request.

Comment 2 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-02-01 21:01:43 UTC
There is a new printconf system. It is part of this system's medium term goals
to be able to import settings from another system's configuration, so that one
machine with X can be used to configure many without it. printtool will see no
further development, as printconf is already becoming more robust.

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