Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138022
pstops not stripping PJL from files submitted from windows machines
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:04 EST
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Description of problem:
Windows XP machines submit jobs via a samba server, which is
configured to talk to cups for printing. In the version of the package
before this one, pstops stripped out any PJL in the submitted file and
passed the PS on to the printer. This is no longer happening as of the
most recent upgrade to the version listed above. Depending on the
printer, the printer may "wake up", but nothing is ever printed. In
other cases, the printer does nothing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure samba to use cups for printing (printcap name=cups,
2. upgrade to most recent cups rpm
3. submit job from windows host
4. Observe as the printer spins up, then goes back to sleep.
Actual Results: Printer spins up, then goes back to sleep. Nothing is
Expected Results: Print job prints successfully
We confirmed, in the last version of cups, that pstops was doing the
right thing by stopping one of the queues, and then sending a job
there. Upon inspection of the file in the queue, one could tell things
were working as expected. Doing the same thing with this most recent
version shows that the PJL is not being stripped out, and the printers
choke on it.
Please confirm the last known good version-release.
Last known good version is cups-1.1.17-13.3.13:1
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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