Bug 150491 - Manufacture printer PPD from linuxprinting.org/download/PPD not bundled
Summary: Manufacture printer PPD from linuxprinting.org/download/PPD not bundled
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 140897
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-03-07 18:01 UTC by George Liu
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-03-07 18:08:17 UTC

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Description George Liu 2005-03-07 18:01:49 UTC
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Description of problem:
Red hat products (e.g. Fedora core 1/2/3) only bundles foomatic-db, 
but that doesn't includes hundreds of free printer driver PPD files 
provided by manufactures. Manufacture supplied PPD files can be found 
at www.linuxprinting.org/download/PPD, Ricoh, Gestetner, Savin, 
Lanier, Infotec and NRG provides their PPD files in MIT license and 
can be freely redistributed. Many manufacture supplied free PPD files 
has already been bundled with Suse and Mandrake linux.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Add new printer
2.Select Manufacture
3.Many manufacture supplied free printer drivers are missing from the 
model list.

Actual Results:  Only listed foomatic-generated printer drivers.

Expected Results:  All free drivers from 
linuxprinting.org/download/PPD should also be available to users.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-03-07 18:08:17 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 140897 ***

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