Bug 13482 - bug in rhs-printfilters-1.66-1
bug in rhs-printfilters-1.66-1
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhs-printfilters (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
: 13187 13933 14022 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-07-04 18:26 EDT by agbenu
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-14 16:22:09 EDT
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Description agbenu 2000-07-04 18:26:08 EDT
When using "printtool" to add or modify a printer settings, by clicking the
"filter" button one gets the following error :

Error in Tcl Script

Error: can't read "printerdb_descr"(Lexmark5700m)": no such element in

To resolve this, edit the "/usr/lib/rhs/rhs-printfilters/printerdb" file
then replace "descripton" by "description" in the "Lexmark5700m" entry.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-07-10 15:59:33 EDT
Fixed in 1.71
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-07-10 16:31:28 EDT
*** Bug 13187 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-07-17 07:15:23 EDT
*** Bug 14022 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-07-17 07:16:05 EDT
*** Bug 13933 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Crutcher Dunnavant 2000-08-14 12:54:49 EDT
Catching up on my mail, I saw a message that droped throught the cracks.
So I went to look at this bug, and I found this lurking in rhs-printfilters's
printer database.
There are 2 entries for the Lexmark5700, and printtool does not handle this
So the question is, which one do we axe?

StartEntry: Lexmark5700
  GSDriver: lxm5700m
  Descripton: {Lexmark 5700 inkjet printer (B/W only)}
  About: { \
           Driver for the Lexmark 5700 inkjet printer. \
           This driver supports only black-and-white, 1200dpi \
           printing. Contributed by Stephen Taylor \
           <setaylor@ma.ultranet.com>. \
  Resolution: {1200} {1200} {}
  BitsPerPixel: {1} {Normal B&W printing}

StartEntry: Lexmark5700
    GSDriver: lex5700
    Description: {Lexmark 5700 BW}
    About: { \
             This driver supports the Lexmark 5700 ink \
             "GDI" printers. It prints Black and White only. \
            Do *NOT* check 'Fast Text Printing' field. \
    Resolution: {300} {300} {}
    Resolution: {600} {600} {tested}
    Resolution: {1200} {1200} {}
    BitsPerPixel: {1} {Normal B&W printing}
Comment 6 Crutcher Dunnavant 2000-08-15 10:51:32 EDT
okay, here is the fix we're going with.

1) Entry/Description pairs must have a one to one mapping (its a limitation in
printtool), so the first entry is getting clobbered in printtool by the second.
So they need different keys. I've given the first entry the key 'Lexmark5700a',
as it is now the 'alternate' driver. I've changed it's description to indicate
this. which brings up...

2) If you note, the first entry has a missspelled 'Descripton' keyword.
printtool didn't see this while the collide was occuring, but it was the cause
of the original bug. So that is fixed now. Took me much nashing of teeth to
notice that little detail...

I am closing this bug.

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