Bug 249570 - cupsd hangs when printing to remote classes
cupsd hangs when printing to remote classes
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2007-07-25 11:39 EDT by Dr Philip J Naylor
Modified: 2009-01-20 16:59 EST (History)
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Description Dr Philip J Naylor 2007-07-25 11:39:02 EDT
Description of problem:
Cannot print to remote classes.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Configure one machine as a print server (i.e. allow remote connections), 
    and create a class (e.g. "color") with at least one printer assigned to it.
2.  Configure second machine with "BrowsePoll print-server-name:631" in
3.  On second machine do   lpr -Pcolor some.file
Actual results:
cupsd stops responding on the client machine.  You have to stop the cups 
daemon, remove job files from /var/spool/cups, then start cups daemon again.
Failing to remove the job files just causes it to hang again straight away.

Expected results:
some.file should print on the printer assigned to class "color".

Additional info:
This is a known bug, involving an infinite loop, in CUPS 1.2.x versions upto 
and including 1.2.7, see 

N.B. versions 1.2.8 through 1.2.10 don't hang when printing to remote classes,
but they don't produce any output on the printer either.  Versions 1.2.11 and
later seem to be fine.
Comment 2 Enrico Scholz 2007-08-01 16:06:34 EDT
ditto here with cups-1.2.4-11.5.3
Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-06-02 16:34:53 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 7 Phil Knirsch 2008-06-13 09:33:56 EDT
Granting Devel ACK.

Read ya, Phil
Comment 10 Kostas Georgiou 2008-10-07 10:45:35 EDT
Just hit this under cups-1.2.4-11.18.el5_2.1, since there is a patch available it would be nice if it can be added for the next update
Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 16:59:09 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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