Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42813
unable to install jetdirect printer
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
printconf-gui denies to create jetdirect printerqueue and it gives an error
message (see below). If I reopen printconf-gui it crashes with the same
error and I can't print.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use a fresh installation of alchemist, printconf, printconf-gui from
2. Start printconf-gui via a shell
3. Create an jetdirect-printer as normal => First error message
4. Save changes and close printconf-gui
5. Start printconf-gui again and it crashes again =>Second error message
Actual Results: I get the following error message:
File "/usr/sbin/printconf-gui", line 567, in gizmo_queue_description
details = _("%s JetDirect queue %s:%s") % (
ValueError: unsupported format character 'S' (0x53)
Expected Results: There should be created a jetdirect printerqueue.
If I change at line 567: _("%s JetDirect queue %s:%s") to _("%s JetDirect
queue %s on %s") everything works fine. It seems that ":" creates this
It's the rpm that shipped with RH 7.1.
I just had a customer with an up2dated 7.1 and he had the same symptoms.
workaround as above seemed to help.
I'll attach a strace from the customer for more info
Created attachment 33761 [details]
output of strace -olog2.txt printtool
Is this bug still current? The 7.2 package doesn't seem to have the same line
*** Bug 47638 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
With RH7.2 I did not get this error message, but with a clean RH7.2 I couldn't
print either. First I had to install the available printing related updates due
to errors in the Laserjet 4 printer driver.
But with those updates the problem is fixed?
This was a translation problem.