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Bug 227643 - username and password lost in DeviceURI after apply changes
username and password lost in DeviceURI after apply changes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-printer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Blocks: FC6Update
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Reported: 2007-02-07 05:48 EST by C. N. Tsang
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.7.52-1.fc6
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Last Closed: 2007-02-15 04:55:01 EST
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Description C. N. Tsang 2007-02-07 05:48:12 EST
Description of problem:
for printers connected through samba, username and password in Device URI is
lost after apply changes using system-config-printer

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
It can always be reproduced.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start system-config-printer
2. select a printer, say HPLaserJ, the Device URI in the right hand side is
protected field showing something like smb://…/myserver/HPLaserJ
(The DeviceURI in file /etc/cups/printers.conf for this printer is showing
something like smb://myuser:mypass@/myserver/HPLaserJ)
3. Change any other field, say click on the Enabled checkbox to change from on
to off.
4. Click the Apply button.
5. Look at the file /etc/cups/printers.conf, the line for DeviceURI for this
printer now showing something like smb://…/myserver/HPLaserJ
6. The Device URI field in the right hand side of system-config-printer becomes
a input capable field
7. The printer is not functioning because of authentication failure.
Actual results:
After applying any changes in system-config-printer, the "username:password" in
DeviceURI in /etc/cups/printers.conf is changed to "…"

Expected results:
After applying any changes in system-config-printer, it should display the
Device URI as something like smb://…/myserver/HPLaserJ but it should not change
the DeviceURI in /etc/cups/printers.conf to something like
smb://…/myserver/HPLaserJ (it should keep it as

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2007-02-07 08:26:36 EST
Fixed in CVS.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2007-02-08 05:23:27 EST
Please try 0.7.50-1.fc6 from updates-testing:

yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update 'system-config-printer*'
Comment 3 C. N. Tsang 2007-02-08 22:52:49 EST
Yes, the 0.7.50-1.fc6 from updates-testing has fixed the problem.
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2007-02-09 05:51:50 EST
Great, thanks for testing.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2007-02-14 14:59:56 EST
Fixed in update: system-config-printer-0.7.52-1.fc6

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