Description of problem:
When you add a Description of a Printer to the cups server, it is not visible on the Client side while using BrowsePoll.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. add a Description to a Printer on a cups server
2. use BrowsePoll to get the Printer to the client
3. use: lpstat -l -p $PrinterName
Description is empty
Description should be filled
Also it would make sense to have a column with the description in the print dialog. Right now there is "Printer" "Location" "Status". Would be great to have "Printer" "Description" "Location" "Status".
Would it be also possible to have a "list" view in the "Print Settings" Dialogue, that also shows "Printer" "Description" "Location" "Status"?
"use BrowsePoll" -> component now set to cups-filters, as cups-browsed is what provides BrowsePoll functionality.
For 'print dialog' suggestion: please file a separate bug report against gtk3.
For 'print settings' dialog: I'm not sure which dialog you mean. Could you clarify? This will need a separate bug report too.
When lpstat shows 'Description:' it's actually showing the content of the printer-info IPP attribute.
So let's start at the beginning: you said you added a description of a printer to the CUPS server. What exactly were the steps involved there?
Thanks Tim.. i was looking for a cups-browsed component, but could not find any.
'print dialog' I will file a new bug for this
'print dialog' -- dialog when you press print inside an application
'print settings' -- Gnome3 Printer settings, where you also add new printers manually -- I will file a new bug for this too, I guess this is also against gtk3
Ok, so we have cups servers for some offices, and when we add the printers to the cups server, we add a Description, mostly where it is located inside the office. So going to the cups server, i can see the 'Queue Name' and the Description and the Location
So for example:
Queue Name Description Location
HP4650DN Color printer Help Desk MUC
Now I would like to see the Description inside the 'print-dialog' and inside the 'print-settings', as this will help users to identify the printer they have printed on.
Right now the 'print-dialog' only shows Queue Name and location, however the Location is not what is given on the print server, but the server name itself, like for Munich it is the hostname of the print server in Munich.
In RHEL 6 the Location was actually what is written as 'Location' for the Printer Queue.
Does that make sense?
(In reply to Oliver Haessler from comment #3)
> 'print settings' -- Gnome3 Printer settings, where you also add new printers
> manually -- I will file a new bug for this too, I guess this is also against
That should be control-center actually.
The fix for this is will be to add "printer-info" to the list of requested attributes in browse_poll(), which is already implemented upstream. In fact, this fix would be pulled in by the fix for bug #1191691.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.