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Bug 126252 - Printconf doesn't allow queue names that start with numbers
Printconf doesn't allow queue names that start with numbers
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: alchemist (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2004-06-17 19:51 EDT by Stephane Peter
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-10 07:19:24 EST
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Description Stephane Peter 2004-06-17 19:51:17 EDT
Description of problem:

Printconf chokes when it encounters any queue name that starts with a
number. While it is not possible to create such queues through
printtool directly, this can happen if the user does it through the
CUPS interface, or through a third-party program.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Has been happening since at least Redhat 9.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a queue with a name that starts with a digit (like
123printer), through the CUPS web interface.
2. Run printtool
3. Witness the stack dump.
Actual results:

printtool is unusable until the queue is removed manually.

Expected results:

No crash should occur. It is also unnecessary to restrict the queue
names this way, as numeric queue names are perfectly well supported by
both CUPS and LPRng.

Here is a typical Python stack dump :

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/printconf", line 9, in ?
    import queueTree
  File "/usr/share/printconf/util/queueTree.py", line 1235, in ?
  File "/usr/share/printconf/util/queueTree.py", line 140, in __init__
    cups_import.import_cups_queues ()
  File "/usr/share/printconf/util/cups_import.py", line 183, in
    line[i][1] == "D")
  File "/usr/share/printconf/util/cups_import.py", line 132, in
    construct_queue (type_space, data_dict, driver_tuple)
  File "/usr/share/printconf/util/printconf_conf.py", line 879, in
    queue =
ValueError: "105brightq" is an invalid name.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-06-25 07:06:37 EDT
This is an alchemist limitation.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-12-10 07:19:24 EST
Worked around in Fedora development.

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