Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 130448
cannot define cups-based remote printer in text version
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:03 EST
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Description of problem:
Since you can configure a remote cups-based printer in the gui, this
feature should also be available in the text version.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.under type there is no entry for a cups-based remote printer
Actual Results: Can't be done
Expected Results: Should have found an entry for remote cups-based
I consider this important because it makes it nearly impossible to
define a remote cups-based printer for systems which are text-based only.
It is possible, using foomatic-configure and lpadmin.
For remote IPP printers isn't it sufficient in most situations to use
CUPS' browsing facility?
I have tried everything here to do this (I even tried in using the
RHEL4 beta) and don't seem to be able to configure a remote cups
printer using lpadmin and foomatic-configure. The documentation shows
how to configure remote printers for lpd, samba, ncp, and jetdirect
cards. but doesn't show how to configure a remote cups printer
(without making it lpd compatible). This is why I would like to
revisit this issue, or can you show me how to use foomatic-configure
with a remote cups printer.
Use "foomatic-configure -X -p PRINTER -d DRIVER" to create the PPD file (if you
don't already have one), put that in /usr/share/cups/model, then add the printer
using lpadmin or -- if you prefer -- using http://localhost:631/, either locally
I don't anticipate adding this functionality (or any other) to the text-mode
printconf tool in the near future.