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Bug 246446 - gutenprint updates break foomatic PPDs
gutenprint updates break foomatic PPDs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gutenprint (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 246439
Blocks: F7Update
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Reported: 2007-07-02 06:02 EDT by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 5.0.1-3.fc7
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Last Closed: 2007-07-09 11:49:56 EDT
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Description Tim Waugh 2007-07-02 06:02:38 EDT
+++ 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
gutenprint RPMs which do not work.

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

How reproducible:
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.

Actual results:
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.

Expected results:
Something should have printed.

Additional info:
Going back to the previous set of gutenprint extras RPMs ( fixes the
problem temporarily.
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2007-07-03 12:18:34 EDT
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.
Comment 2 David W. Legg 2007-07-07 10:11:38 EDT
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'!)!
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2007-07-09 08:20:44 EDT
On which machine do you see that in the error_log file?

I don't think this is related to the gutenprint update.
Comment 4 David W. Legg 2007-07-09 09:53:21 EDT
That was on the FC5 machine.
Printing from an FC6 machine to the FC5 machine works happily.
Printing on the FC5 machine itself works.
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2007-07-09 10:07:11 EDT
That seems like an FC-5 problem, not related to the gutenprint update.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2007-07-09 11:49:52 EDT
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.
Comment 7 David W. Legg 2007-07-12 15:55:40 EDT
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?
Comment 8 Tim Waugh 2007-07-13 04:57:38 EDT
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.
Comment 9 David W. Legg 2007-07-13 14:07:11 EDT
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

# application/octet-stream

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
space character):


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.

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