Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 493142
[RHEL5] libprintbackend-lpr.so does not print until application exits
Last modified: 2014-09-15 09:43:02 EDT
Description of problem:
The lpr print backend library does not close the file descriptor to the lpr
command promptly. (cf. GTK+ bug ID #390159,
"(gtk_print_backend_lpr_print_stream): Close the io channel on unref."); see
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=390159 for further details.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(reproduced using firefox-3.0.6-1.el5)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure gtk+ to use the lpr backend (e.g., by putting the line gtk-print-backends = "file,lpr" into the user's ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file or one of the system gtkrc files
2. Launch Firefox 3.0.6 ("/usr/bin/firefox")
3. Print a page using the "Print to LPR" option in the print dialog.
The page does not print until the browser has been closed; running "ps" displays
that an lpr child process of firefox 3 is still running.
The page should print immediately and the lpr process should not remain.
Same bug as the following but also happens in RHEL5:
If I can get a patch for this, I will spin a RPM for the user to test.
This bug/component is not included in scope for RHEL-5.11.0 which is the last RHEL5 minor release. This Bugzilla will soon be CLOSED as WONTFIX (at the end of RHEL5.11 development phase (Apr 22, 2014)). Please contact your account manager or support representative in case you need to escalate this bug.
Thank you for submitting this request for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. We've carefully evaluated the request, but are unable to include it in RHEL5 stream. If the issue is critical for your business, please provide additional business justification through the appropriate support channels (https://access.redhat.com/site/support).