Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50611
strange phantom printer definitions
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:23 EDT
Description of Problem:
Define a remote unix lpd printer.
After deleting this printer, I tried to (re)define a printer with the name
"lp" -- would not "finish" and text message in the terminal window said
that "lp" alread exists.
Restarted printconf-gui and noticed a "strange" entry labeled "lp" but with
Queue Type "INVALID" and Details "Invalid Printer Record".
More attempts to define a printer produced some additional "Invalid Printer
These records cannot be selected/deleted.
/etc/printcap shows nothing and /var/spool/lpd has nothing.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Define "lp"
2. Delete "lp"
3. "define "lp"
OK, this is not happening with printconf-0.3.6 from rawhide for NEW definitions
but I do I get rrid of the existing phantoms whithout blowing away this system.
OK, the nature of this bug has changes. I discovered printconf-tui and it does
see and can delete the phantom (INVALID Queue type records). The problem is
that the gui interface cannot.
can you do the following for me?
printconf-tui --Xexport > printer-settings.xml
and then attach printer-settings.xml to this bug? Thanks.
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax
Created attachment 25893 [details]
printconf-0.3.0-5 with two "phantom" entries1
After creating the attachment, I was able to back with printconf-tui and delete
a bad entry but printconf-gui does not let me do this.
Well, I apparently didnt want people to try to edit invalid printer entries, so
I /explicitly/ made them unselectable. Which of course means you can not delete
fixed. Thanks for spotting this one.
btw, to fix your existing system, use the following attachement, and do:
printconf-tui --Ximport < settings.xml
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