Bug 245642 - NCP printer option on cups system-config-printer
NCP printer option on cups system-config-printer
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ncpfs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Vitezslav Crhonek
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Reported: 2007-06-25 16:30 EDT by Douglas Chagas
Modified: 2008-08-02 19:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-25 00:13:56 EDT
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Description Douglas Chagas 2007-06-25 16:30:46 EDT
Description of problem: There is no option NCP on system-config-printer. There
was on the old versions of Fedora. But now there is all other options, except
NCP one.

I've installed ipx-utils and ncpfs. I can mount the volume perfectly, but thereś
no NCP option on system-config-printer.

The command pqlist works fine.

how can I print in a novell queue?

Comment 1 Douglas Chagas 2007-07-15 11:13:42 EDT
Did you find the problem? Did it happened with you?

Thank you,
Douglas Chagas
Comment 2 Vitezslav Crhonek 2007-07-16 06:09:49 EDT
Hi, yes, I have reproduced it. We need to ship CUPS backend for NCP (probably
wrapper around nprint). But please be patient, I have a lot of urgent work now...
Comment 3 Douglas Chagas 2007-07-30 15:41:05 EDT
Sorry about the insistence. 
I realy don´t want boring you. But the functions of the printer is realy 
important to me, and I think to lots of people.
Is there any other option, how to print in a NCP printer without that backend 
you said?
Or do you have a preview when the packet will be available?

Thank you very much,
Douglas Chagas
Comment 4 Douglas Chagas 2007-08-15 16:45:51 EDT
I don´t know how can I ask in a polite way. But, any new?

Douglas Chagas
Comment 5 Vitezslav Crhonek 2007-08-22 05:15:14 EDT
Hi Douglas,

I spare some time and here is what I discover...

CUPS backend for NCP already exists (file /usr/lib/cups/backend/ncp).
system-config-printer gets list of devices by running this script without
parametres. This part of script is invoked:

if [ -z "$*" ]
    # This is where we would enumerate all the URIs we support.
    # Patches welcome.
    exit 0

So here is IMHO the problem, the script do actually nothig. It's owned by cups
package, so maybe maintaner of cups package can tell us more.
Another thing -- it's possible, that GUI for setting NCP in
system-config-printer doesn't exist too.

Can you print manually with those commands -- pqlist, pserver, pqstat, pqrm,
nprint from ncpfs package?
Comment 6 Brian Powell 2008-04-25 00:13:56 EDT
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