Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 120180
printconf-gui generates incorrect printers.conf
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:39 EST
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Description of problem:
According to the printers.conf file, the Info tag for a printer is
supposed to be used like this:
# Info: the description for the printer.
#Info Acme LaserPrint 1000
However, FC2T2, (and FC1, as well) generate a printers.conf that looks
Info Created by redhat-config-printer 0.6.x
Location Epson CX5200
The "Info" line is supposed to be a description of the Printer. So
when the printer is shared to other computers, it shows up as "Created
by redhat-config-printer 0.6.x", instead of the much more useful
"Epson CX5200" -- which for some unknown reason is placed in the
"Location" field. Even swapping the two would make more sense, but
this "Created by" line has no real place in the printer definition.
People using a shared printed don't really care what application
created the configuration file for cups.
Ideally, something like this would be generated:
# Created by redhat-config-printer 0.6.x
Info Epson CX5200
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start printconf-gui
2. Add a printer
3. Share the printer
4. View the shared queue from another machine
Actual Results: I saw that a printer called Created by
redhat-config-printer 0.6.x was shared by the server.
Expected Results: I wanted to see that a printer called Epson CX5200
was shared by the server.
The only current workaround is to edit /etc/cups/printers.conf by
hand, and then re-edit it by hand every time printconf-gui is used.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 117943 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.