Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 460670
No Password Prompt for Unprivileged Printer Addition
Last modified: 2008-08-30 05:44:49 EDT
Description of problem: When logged in as a normal user and attempting to add a printer, it fails.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):1.0.6
How reproducible: In current rawhide, try to install a printer as a normal user.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. System -> Administration -> Printing
2. Add a printer
3. Click Apply to confirm the addition
Actual results: Error window displays, which reads "There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'client-error-forbidden'.
Expected results: Prompt for root password and successful addition of a new printer.
Additional info: I logged in as root and installed the printer using the same steps and it install fine. So it looks like where it is supposed to prompt for root password it isn't. CUPS system logs printed "CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer: Unauthorized" and "CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer: Forbidden"
1.0.6-1.fc10? Really? This should be fixed in 1.0.6. It is caused by a change in behaviour for CUPS when the authenticated user is not permitted to carry out the operation, but the corresponding change has already gone in to system-config-printer-1.0.6-1.fc10.
Correct, rpm -qa shows system-config-printer-libs-1.0.6-1.fc10.i386 and system-config-printer-1.0.6-1.fc10.i386.
Ah, the fix that was already in was to handle HTTP_FORBIDDEN in an HTTP response. *This* error is that it wasn't handling IPP_FORBIDDEN in an IPP response.
Fixed in 1.0.7-2.fc10. Thanks for the report.