Bug 46027 - wrong parsing of /etc/printcap
wrong parsing of /etc/printcap
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-06-26 09:36 EDT by Sammy
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-20 09:01:22 EDT
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Description Sammy 2001-06-26 09:36:17 EDT
Description of Problem:

No matter what I try kde applications are incorrectly parsing the printcap
file thus not being able to print. lpr printing works perfectly. I tried many
different variations of defining a printer, for example:

lp0: \
:sd=/var/log/lpd-lp0: \
:mx#0: \
:sh: \
:rm= \
:rp=raw: \

gives lp0::sd as the printer name,


gives lp0:sd as the printer name, I tried many other variations that all
work with lpr but in kde the next item after lp0 is taken as part of the
name. If one put |HP Postscript Printer| kind of comments after lp0 it
does skip these and still bind with the next definition.

Any suggestion would be appreciated....also at some point printing used
to work!
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2004-09-20 09:01:22 EDT
Please verify this with a newer version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or
Fedora Core and reopen it against the new version if it still occurs.

Closing as "CURRENTRELEASE" for now.

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