Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13647
LPRng staircases ascii output
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
Setting up LPRng with the same printcap and print filters and
/var/spool/lpd structure as is provided by Red Hat IT, LPRng staircases an
ascii file, while LPR prints it correctly. This was verified by using the
lpr package from RHL6.2 with the RH IT print setup, and the same setup
Does turning on 'fix stair-stepping text' in printtool fix it?
I don't think so.
Nalin is working on this now.
The -3 version in the tree on 14 JUL still exhibits the problem.
I've signed up as tester for this package, and I'm trying to reproduce the bugs
reported on it now,
as I read this the problem happens after an upgrade. (Since the old printcap and
stuff is still in place). I find this strange since it works for me (TM), could
you please provide some more details like printcap and ls -alR /var/spool/lpd
output? (Or maybe even an tar of /var/spool/lpd)
The problem was only exhibited when the printer itself needed
that option enabled. It's a side-effect of rhs-printfilters needing
tweaking to work with LPRng. Should be fixed now, though the
upgrade case needs closer examination.
It has worked fine for me since beta1, and my printer does need this feature.
So I think it is upgrade case related not sure though.