Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 132092
PPD files placed in /usr/share/cups/model don't appear in redhat-config-printer, but do appear in CUPS web interface
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:04 EST
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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):
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.
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
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.
This worked in previous versions of Red Hat Linux using CUPS. Why
doesn't it work now?
This is not a regression. redhat-config-printer has never supported
arbitrary PPD files.