Bug 66004 - missing dependency in cups-drivers RPM
Summary: missing dependency in cups-drivers RPM
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: foomatic (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2002-06-04 19:30 UTC by Anand Buddhdev
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-18 17:26:49 UTC
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Description Anand Buddhdev 2002-06-04 19:30:29 UTC
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Description of problem:
cups needs the filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/cupsomatic to be able to print to an
HP laserjet 5000 printer. This filter is part of foomatic, but foomatic is not
listed as a dependency of cups, and when I removed foomatic, cups stopped
printing. It took me over 2 hours to figure out the problem. So the cups RPM
should have foomatic as a dependency.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install cups, but NOT foomatic. Remove foomatic if already installed.
2. Configure an HP laserjet 5000 printer with cups
3. Attempt to print to this printer - it will fail

Actual Results:  Print jobs do not print. The error log for cups shows that the
filter process stopped with exit code 22. Not a very helpful description

Expected Results:  The file I submitted for printing should have printed.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Peter Schwenke 2002-08-06 01:51:16 UTC
I had a similar situation.  I'd installed cups previously on RH7.1 when I bought
my Epson Stylus Photo 1290.
(http://space.tin.it/computer/wvtberti/linux/stp_driver/gs_stp.htm back in
December) This was from an RPM linked from the  I chose the upgrade option for

Printing was completely broken until I eventually decided to reinstall cups from
my RedHat CDs and saw the cups-drivers RPMs.

Installing the drivers fixed the problem.

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2002-10-11 11:34:48 UTC
cupsomatic is only needed for foomatic-created PPD files.  But yes, in general 
you often want to use them and a requirement certainly wouldn't hurt.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-10-17 10:18:06 UTC
Actually the problem is that the cups-drivers package doesn't require foomatic.

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2002-10-21 17:04:59 UTC
cups-drivers package removed; redhat-config-printer has no need for it.

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