Bug 437586 - gnome does not use ~/.cups/lpoptions so setting a default printer doesn't work.
gnome does not use ~/.cups/lpoptions so setting a default printer doesn't work.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-print (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John (J5) Palmieri
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Reported: 2008-03-14 20:09 EDT by Steve Bergman
Modified: 2013-03-13 00:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:11:21 EST
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Description Steve Bergman 2008-03-14 20:09:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
The my-default-printer application of system-config-printer sets ~/.cups/lpoptions and deletes any ~/.lpoptions file which might exist.  However, gnome printing looks for ~/.lpoptions and fails to look for ~/.cups/lpoptions

One or the other is wrong.  At any rate, System->Preferences->Hardware->Default Printer has the effect of destroying any default printer which may previously have been set, and not setting a new one.

I have seen this on  both machines I have tested.  And one of those, I just freshly installed and ran "yum update" last night.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to system->preferences->Hardware->default printer
2. Set a default printer
3. Observe that there is no ~/.lpoptions but that there is a ~/.cups/lpoptions
4. Run an app like gedit.  ctrl-p.  You don't get the default printer.
5. Run the app under strace and observe that it looks for .lpoptions but not cups/lpoptions.

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Comment 1 Pieter Vogel 2008-10-31 11:47:24 EDT
extra problem: gnome-default-printer deletes the ~/.lpoptions file. 
So setting a default printer with gnome-default-printer also brakes all programs with uses the ~/.lpoptions file (gedit openoffice)

Steps to reproduce:
1. make a link "ln -s ~/.cups/lpoptions ~/.lpoptions" now your default printer works
2. set another printer as default with gnome-default-printer
3. your link is gone. default printers does not work anymore in openoffice and gedit.
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