Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 471419
"scheduled printing" doesn't function as expected
Last modified: 2009-07-15 04:21:43 EDT
Description of problem:
When I try to do a scheduled printing with system-config-printer on a fixed time (like HH:MM), it don't work. This happens because the time value is read by the software like "UTC" and not like "local system time".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a document to print
2. select "Print on:" and type your local time
No printing (suspended)
Printing on typed time
When the job-hold-until attribute is set to XX:YY that must be interpreted as UTC. This is documented in the CUPS help:
From your "steps to reproduce" it seems that system-config-printer is not involved here. Perhaps it is the GTK+ print dialog are you seeing, with this sort of thing:
( ) Now
(O) At: [______]
( ) On hold
In this case, the GTK+ print dialog ought to make this clearer, either by changing the string to "At (UTC):" or by adding a tooltip to that text entry box.
For the gtk side of things, we probably want to take a local time there, and need to translate to utc in the cups backend then.
I added a conversion from the local time (user) to UTC (CUPS) to the CUPS backend (gtk2-2.12.12-2.fc9 version).
Thanks to all for your help.
gtk2-2.12.12-2.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
gtk2-2.12.12-2.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing-newkey update gtk2'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2009-0709
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