Bug 172811 - printconf-tui can't set the default printer when using a remote server
printconf-tui can't set the default printer when using a remote server
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: system-config-printer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2005-11-09 18:10 EST by Steve Cleveland
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-12-15 06:36:14 EST
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Description Steve Cleveland 2005-11-09 18:10:07 EST
Description of problem:

When using a central cups server and modifying /etc/cups/client.conf and setting
ServerName to a remote server, the printconf-tui tools is unable to set the
default printer.

I realize using a remote cups server, there isn't much to be configured with
system-config-printer, but I would like to be able to set the default printer
from the command line.

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How reproducible:

every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup a cups server to be accessible remotely
2. edit /etc/cups/client.conf and set ServerName to the cups server
3. restart cups
4. lpstat -v should show all of the printers
5. Run 'printconf-tui --Xdefault --queue=printer'

Actual results:

No error message, but lpstat -d still shows the original default printer.

Expected results:

The default printer should change

Additional info:

Using printconf-gui, the printers show up in "browsed queues".  From there I am
able to set the default printer.  This change is reflected in lpstat -d.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2006-12-15 06:36:14 EST
You need to run '/usr/sbin/printconf-backend' (or reboot) after the
printconf-tui command.  The printconf-tui command updates the XML configuration;
printconf-backend updates the CUPS configuration from the XML configuration.

Setting to NEXTRELEASE, because the next major release of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux makes this sort of thing much simpler.

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