Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 172811
printconf-tui can't set the default printer when using a remote server
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:21 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
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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'
No error message, but lpstat -d still shows the original default printer.
The default printer should change
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.
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.