Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 150491
Manufacture printer PPD from linuxprinting.org/download/PPD not bundled
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:01 EST
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Add new printer
3.Many manufacture supplied free printer drivers are missing from the
Actual Results: Only listed foomatic-generated printer drivers.
Expected Results: All free drivers from
linuxprinting.org/download/PPD should also be available to users.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 140897 ***