Bug 132092 - PPD files placed in /usr/share/cups/model don't appear in redhat-config-printer, but do appear in CUPS web interface
Summary: PPD files placed in /usr/share/cups/model don't appear in redhat-config-print...
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cups   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2004-09-08 18:43 UTC by Gary Case
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-09 08:30:37 UTC
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PPD file for the HP OfficeJet 5500 from linuxprinting.org (20.05 KB, text/plain)
2004-09-08 23:17 UTC, Gary Case
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Description Gary Case 2004-09-08 18:43:51 UTC
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Description of problem:
I'm trying to add a printer that doesn't have a driver supplied by Red
Hat. Specifically, it's an HP OfficeJet 5500 and I'm getting the PPD
file from www.linuxprinting.org. When I place the PPD file in
/usr/share/cups/model, that printer doesn't appear in the Printer
model list in the text or gui versions of redhat-config-printer. It
does appear when I add the printer through the web interface

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download PPD file from http://www.linuxprinting.org
2. Place in /usr/share/cups/model and chmod 644 the PPD file
3. Restart the CUPS service (service cups restart)
4. Run redhat-config-printer or redhat-config-printer-tui and attempt
to add the printer. 

Actual Results:  Printer doesn't appear in the Printer model list.

Expected Results:  Printer should have appeard in the Printer model list.

Comment 1 Gary Case 2004-09-08 23:17:46 UTC
Created attachment 103615 [details]
PPD file for the HP OfficeJet 5500 from linuxprinting.org

This is the PPD file I'm trying to use. I have verified the same behavior with
an additional PPD file from linuxprinting.org

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-09-09 08:30:37 UTC
redhat-config-printer has never had support for 3rd party PPD files. 
It is entirely foomatic driven.

RHEL4 will provide rudimentary support for importing a PPD file into
the foomatic database.

Comment 3 Gary Case 2004-09-09 14:50:52 UTC
This worked in previous versions of Red Hat Linux using CUPS. Why
doesn't it work now?

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2004-09-09 14:55:21 UTC
This is not a regression.  redhat-config-printer has never supported
arbitrary PPD files.

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