Bug 82262 - Error handling for non-existant printers.
Error handling for non-existant printers.
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-printer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2003-01-20 12:36 EST by Owen Taylor
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-04 16:35:31 EDT
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Description Owen Taylor 2003-01-20 12:36:43 EST
I'm not sure how easily fixable this is, but it strikes me as 
really lame that it works this way, so I think it's worth a
bug report.

 - Create a new lpd remote printer, use a hostname that
   doesn't exist
 - Try to print a test page (or save and print from outside
   redhat-config-printer-gui)
 - Printing appears to succeed, output goes into thin  
   air.
 - lpq shyows no sign of failure

After frustration, go to localhost:631 in a web browser,
manage the queue, see:

  Printer State: idle, accepting jobs
  "Unable to locate printer 'threewest.rdu.redhat.com' - Sucesss"

We _really_ should be able to propagate this error message
back upstream so that the user (or even the person running 
redhat-config-printer-gui) sees it.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-01-21 12:59:44 EST
This is the printer-state-message property of the queue.  I guess printman is
the best place to display that?
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2003-01-21 14:07:36 EST
Hmm, redhat-config-printer seems better after all.  Please take a look at
0.6.38-1.  It overloads the 'description' column and displays errors there. 
Better suggestions welcome!
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-04 16:35:31 EDT
Red Hat Linux and Red Hat Powertools are currently no longer supported by Red
Hat, Inc. In an effort to clean up bugzilla, we are closing all bugs in MODIFIED
state for these products.

However, we do want to make sure that nothing important slips through the
cracks. If, in fact, these issues are not resolved in a current Fedora Core
Release (such as Fedora Core 5), please open a new issues stating so. Thanks.

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