Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249570
cupsd hangs when printing to remote classes
Last modified: 2009-01-20 16:59:09 EST
Description of problem:
Cannot print to remote classes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
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.
some.file should print on the printer assigned to class "color".
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.
ditto here with cups-1.2.4-11.5.3
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
Granting Devel ACK.
Read ya, Phil
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
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