Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 69573
gimp-print-cups drivers don't work
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
Cups starting with version 1.1.15 did not include the pstoraster filter, instead
it depends on ghostscript, otherwise some drivers for cups (i.e. any driver from
gimp-print-cups) will not work.
So please add the patch which is in the cups source in the directory
pstoraster to the ghostscript build, or use the modified ghostscript from ESP.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. select a printer driver in cups from gimp-print-cups (e.g. EPSON Stylus Color
680, CUPS+GIMP-print v4.2.1 (en))
2. try to print the test page
Actual Results: in /var/log/cups/error_log the following will be logged:
E [23/Jul/2002:14:03:34 +0200] Unable to convert file 0 to printable format for
We are not changing to ESP Ghostscript just yet. Since CUPS is the only thing
that _uses_ this utility, it belongs in the CUPS package.
*** Bug 70428 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
pstoraster files added in cups-1.1.15-7.
Now need the cups gs device.
Oops, I left a '/usr/local' path in pstoraster. Need to change that on the
But also, I built a ghostscript with the 'cups' device, but still can't get it
working. Something else is wrong, since 'pstoraster' never even gets invoked
as far as I can see. :-/
Fixed ghostscript package is 7.05-20.
So now two CUPS problems remain:
a) my mistake in pstoraster: change 'prefix=/usr/local' to 'prefix=/usr' in
the next CUPS build
b) even after this change the gimp-print drivers don't work from CUPS, and I
don't know why. They work fine from LPRng.
Fixed package is 1.1.15-9. The gimp-print-cups drivers work now; probably I
did something wrong when testing before.
Things look good from this end.