Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 352011
usernames > 8 chars in "setting allowed users" by lpadmin: problem!
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:20 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1./usr/sbin/lpadmin -p <printer> -u allow:administrator
Other users of printer(s) have problems so that the applications using printers
(staroffice/openoffice/firefox...) get no more a printer list, so no more print
A command "lpq -P printer" complains with: "lpq: Unknown destination ..."
The apps get a printer list
Additional info:Modifying "administrator" to "administ" is a workaround.
When setting the list of allowed users to 'administrator', only the user
'administrator' can perform operations on that printer (such as viewing its job
list, printing a job, cancelling a job etc).
It does not show up in the job list for users other than 'administrator' by design.
If your user is named 'administ' then that's what you need to put in the allowed
users list. (FWIW, 'administrator' works as designed here with a local user
If the list of allowed users consists only of the one entry "administrator", i
understand that nobody else can use the printer, but:
Seems you misunderstood me: the same happens if the list of allowed users is
__ending__ with administrator, for example:
/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p <printer> -u allow:user1,user2,...,administrator
Then none of the users user1, user2,... can print to the printer.