Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 245552
Can't cancel print job waiting in queue
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:08 EST
Description of problem:
It's impossible to cancel a print job waiting in a remote LPD queue, because
print jobs submitted locally disappear from local queue almost instantly and
CUPS doesn't show remote queue contents like for example LPRng does.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure local CUPS queue for a remote LPD (LPRng) printer
2. Submit a print job when remote printer is still printing something else
The print job disappears from local print queue almost immediately and it's
impossible to cancel it, because CUPS-provided lpq doesn't support remote
lpq should either show the submitted job in the local queue until it is
completed or lpq should show remote queue contents and allow their control, per
RFC-1179. If it claims to be a lpq replacement, then it should be compatible.
I would replace CUPS with LPRng, but gtkprint is broken and doesn't show LPR
printers from printcap, like libgnomeprint did.
Tracking upstream bug report.