Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 246446
gutenprint updates break foomatic PPDs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:09 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #246439 +++
Description of problem:
A yum update last week-end (Saturday 30/6/2007) installed some new 188.8.131.52
gutenprint RPMs which do not work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time. Errors in /var/log/cups/error_log
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot system with latest updated FC6 as of 30/6/2007.
2. Attempt to print using gutenprint drivers to say Epson C42 printer.
1. Nothing prints.
2. Cups disables queue.
3. Errors in /var/log/cups/error_log complain that the version of PPD files does
not match gutenprint/cups release, i.e. 184.108.40.206.
Something should have printed.
Going back to the previous set of gutenprint extras RPMs (220.127.116.11) fixes the
gutenprint-5.0.1-3.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Tested gutenprint-5.0.1-3.fc7* on a Fedora 7 i386 machine.
This was printing via cups from an F7 machine to a fully updated FC5 machine.
Error message: /var/log/cups/error_log: blah ... Print file was not accepted
(Unsupported format 'application/octet-stream'!)!
On which machine do you see that in the error_log file?
I don't think this is related to the gutenprint update.
That was on the FC5 machine.
Printing from an FC6 machine to the FC5 machine works happily.
Printing on the FC5 machine itself works.
That seems like an FC-5 problem, not related to the gutenprint update.
gutenprint-5.0.1-3.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
The Epson C42 prints a test page ok when connected directly to the fully updated
Fedora 7 box.
Looks like cups-1.2.8-1.fc5 has become incompatible with cups-1.2.11-2.fc7.
Should I raise a fresh bug report?
David, it sounds like your FC-5 installation has an incorrect configuration
(perhaps /etc/cups/mime.types no longer lists application/octet-stream).
Unfortunately FC-5 and earlier were prone to that sort of thing because the
configuration tool was more "delicate". FC-5 is now past end of life; I
recommend you upgrade it. If you must stick with FC-5, however, you'll need to
try fixing the configuration.
OK, fixed the config file. here's the info for anybody else who hits this problem.
The FC5 cups config file /etc/cups/mime.types contains the line
to be commented-in if you want raw printing.
F7 seems to want to do raw printing by default if it sends a job to an FC5 print
server running cups.
When I commented in the config line, it looked like this:
but you need to be careful to make it look exactly like this (i.e. no leading
otherwise the cups in FC5 won't accept jobs from F7.
As Tim said, this is nowt to do with the gutenprint problem, and only partially
to do with F7.