Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 192815
PPD options not available even though real PPD is
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:33 EST
See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=177799 for context.
system-config-printer displays two entries "Color Laserjet 2550" in its list
of "HP" printers; whichever I select, I only get the generic Postscript
options in the relevant tab. If I import the PPD myself using s-c-n's relevant
option, I then also get a "Color Laserjet 2550 (PPD)" entry which has all the
[root@shed exim]# rpm -q foomatic system-config-printer cups
This is despite foomatic shipping with the proper vendor PPD
I don't know how long this PPD has shipped with Fedora, but I set up this
printer when I had Fedora Core 2 and again with 4 and it has never used it.
Can't reproduce that here. I get one entry, and it's the correct PPD file.
Two entries? Can you attach a screenshot of that please?
Created attachment 129964 [details]
Screenshot of double entry (plus a third for the manually imported PPD)
Here it is - the "Really, I'm not mad!" screenshot! :-)
Created attachment 129965 [details]
Screenshot of correct driver chosen
Argh, I am mad! Oh, I wish I could read. OK, there's only one entry for 2550
there. Here's a new screenshot showing I chose the 2550. Next screenshot will
show that it's not showing the options.
Created attachment 129966 [details]
Lack of options
Here's a screenshot showing that the special driver options aren't made
Oh, I see now. The issue here is that we build the options screen from the
foomatic XML, which unfortunately is hugely out of step with the actual PPD shipped.
If you peek at the PPD in /etc/cups/ppd/ you'll see that the correct PPD
actually is chosen. Unfortunately there isn't a way to set the options not in
the XML and have them stick in Fedora Core 5.
The re-written system-config-printer in Fedora Core 6 builds the options screen
from the actual PPD (at last!).
Created attachment 129970 [details]
Here's a screenshot from the current Fedora Core development code.
Roll on FC6 and keep up the good work!
I've now verified that KDE presents all the real options from the PPD for use,
even though s-c-p doesn't. That's good enough for me. KDE seems to remember
all my options too.