Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213030
Generic/text-only printer dropped in FC6?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:47 EST
Description of problem:
Did an upgrade from FC4 to FC6. Most of the printers were migrated cleanly,
but a very dumb text-only printer stopped working. I tried to restore it using
system-config-printer, but Generic/text-only is no longer listed as a choice.
Is there a reason why this was dropped? I can't believe I'm the only one using
a text-only printer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: very
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run system-config-printer
2. Select "New" and create local printer. Use "Generic" for Manufacturer
Actual results: "Text Only Printer" is not listed as a choice.
Expected results: Able to see and select "Text Only Printer"
Additional info: I was able to work around the problem by copying the .ppd file
and /usr/lib/cups/filter/textonly from the FC4 backups.
Yes, it somehow got missed in the re-write. We'll add it back in.
Fixed in CVS.
This test update should restore the text-only printer:
Fixed in update: cups-1.2.5-2.fc6.8