Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121776
redhat-config-printer allows two queues with the same name
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:01 EST
Description of problem:
CUPS printer queue names are case-insensitive. The wizard to "Add a
new print queue" in redhat-config-printer allows two queues to be
created which have the same name, if they are capitalized differently.
Jobs printed to one queue seem to show up in both, but I don't have a
pair of test printers available to see if the print job will show up
on both printers, neither, or if CUPS explodes.
See also related bug #121772.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
With redhat-config-printer, add a printer named "local" and a printer
with a different configuration named "LOCAL". Send a print job to
local, and view the queues for both printers.
Created attachment 99752 [details]
Sample /etc/cups/printers.conf file.
I realized after posting this that the job shows up in "both queues"
because lpq can't distinguish between -P local and -P LOCAL. However,
as seen in the attachment above, redhat-config-printer still tries to
set up two queues in /etc/cups/printers.conf, and I'm still not sure
which, if either, printer the print job would show up on.
Yes, it ought to disallow that.
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