Bug 491190 - SendFF does not work
SendFF does not work
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
All Linux
low Severity medium
: rc
: 5.4
Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2009-03-19 15:02 EDT by Robin R. Price II
Modified: 2010-10-23 04:25 EDT (History)
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Description Robin R. Price II 2009-03-19 15:02:39 EDT
Description of problem:

Can not get form feeding to work correctly in RHEL5u2.  
This is not fixed in the RHEL5u3 rebase of cups either.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

RHEL5u3+: cups-1.3.7*
RHEL5u2-: cups-1.2.4*

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

	1) Add a text-only printer: lpadmin -p printer-text -E -v socket://<ipaddr>:9100 /usr/share/cups/model/textonly.ppd
	2) Edit /etc/cups/ppd/printer-text
	3a) replace *DefaultSendFF: False to *DefaultSendFF: True
	3b) system-config-printer, select printer, and apply SendFF on the printer options tab
Actual results:

Printer prints \14

Expected results:

Send the form feed correctly to printer and not print \14

Additional info:

The problems acutally seems to be with bash and with the textonly filter located /usr/lib/cups/filter/textonly.
	At the end of this file, you see the command "echo -ne \\14".  This does not work correctly in RHEL5.  When you run this command, \14 is printed.  In RHEL3 and RHEL4, a blank line is given.  To fix the issue, I had the customer remove the 14 and replace it with "014".  Below is the patch for the fix.

--- /usr/lib/cups/filter/textonly.orig  2008-10-20 16:23:43.000000000 -0400
+++ /usr/lib/cups/filter/textonly       2008-10-20 16:24:03.000000000 -0400
@@ -43,7 +43,7 @@ while [ "$COPIES" -gt 0 ]; do
   if [ "$SENDFF" == "True" ]
-    echo -ne \\14
+    echo -ne \\014
   COPIES=$(($COPIES - 1))

Also, echo -ne \\f works.
Comment 3 Chris Ward 2009-07-03 14:27:35 EDT
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Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2009-09-02 07:26:02 EDT
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