Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63893
Doesn't use default queue for remote UNIX printer
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:13 EDT
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Description of problem:
In the printconf-gui window, when adding a New UNIX printer, the "Configure a
UNIX Printer Queue" screen says: "If no queue is specified, you will use the
default queue on the remote server." It did not. It actually tried to use a
printer of the Queue Name I gave it on the previous page.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
4.Type "maplehp" as Queue name and select Unix Printer.Click Next.
5.Typed server name "maple" and left queue blank (to use default printer on
maple, as text on screen says).
6. Select printer type.
7. Click Finish.
8. Save changes and restarted lpd.
9 Tried to print to maplehp. Failed.
Instead of trying to print to hp@maple (hp is the default printer on maple) it
tried to print to maplehp@maple.
I assumed that the idea of this feature is that you didn't have to know the name
of the default printer on the UNIX print server. You would have to use the
remote name as the local printer name for it to work as it is.
Actual Results: The print job was spooled to an incorrect printer name.
Expected Results: Printing should have detected the default printer on the
remote UNIX print server.
Not sure if the text is wrong or if it's an LPRng bug or something.
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to
make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks.
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Closing as CANTFIX.