Bug 42878 - Printtool does not create a /etc/printcap file
Printtool does not create a /etc/printcap file
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printtool (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-05-30 12:20 EDT by plambrechtsen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-18 17:47:41 EST
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Description plambrechtsen 2001-05-30 12:20:41 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.74 [en] (WinNT; U)

Description of problem:
After installing RH7.1 I tried to use the print tool to create a print (and also I assume a /etc/printcap) it does not create any such file.
I would then assume that I restart (or start) the lpd deamon, but of course since there is not a print cap the lpd will not start.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RH7.1
2.Install a printer
3.Notice there is nothing in the /etc/printcap

Actual Results:  No printers useable under linux

Expected Results:  Printers to work (as it did in RH7.0 / RH6.2)

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ed Nather 2001-07-08 17:50:02 EDT
Although the kernel correctly reports an attached local printer
on bootup, 
no entry is made in the /etc/printcap file so the printer cannot
be used.  The printer configuration tool available in RH6.2 under the
`control-panel' has been removed, and adding the printcap entry
from RH6.2 does not work even though ldp is running.
Comment 2 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-08-05 22:06:43 EDT
Are you using 'printconf-gui' to add this printer? Are you clicking the 'apply'
button after you add the printer?
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-01-10 09:00:57 EST
Closing; no feedback.

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