Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121772
redhat-config-printer does not allow queue names starting with a digit
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:01 EST
Description of problem:
The "Add a new print queue" wizard does not allow queue names that
start with an initial digit. The CUPS web admin tool and lpadmin are
able to create queues with names that start with a digit or are
The CUPS documentation states:
"Each printer queue has a name associated with it; the printer name
must start with any printable character except " ", "/", and "@". It
can contain up to 127 letters, numbers, and the underscore (_). Case
is not significant, e.g. "PRINTER", "Printer", and "printer" are
considered to be the same name."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Understood, but this restriction comes from alchemist (and will not go
away). Needs a complete rewrite of system-config-printer.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 115078 ***
Reopened, because bug 115078 is for Fedora Core and this is for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux.
Please try 0.6.47.3.24-1, available here:
These packages have not been properly tested yet.
Please provide feedback. Do these packages work for you?
Sorry, been busy with revision work. Will test shortly.
I can successfully add and use a print queue that starts with
an initial digit. Tested on a machine otherwise patched to RHEL 3
Update 4. I don't see any regressions yet, or problems with my
other print queues.
Those queues starting with numbers do sort before "Browsed queues"
in the graphical redhat-config-printer interface, which you might
consider a minor appearance nit, but it doesn't seem to hurt
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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