Created attachment 634144 [details]
this is the patch that apparently introduces the problem
Description of problem:
A client with Fedora 17, cups-1.5.4-2 cannot get default printer with lpq, nor get information with lpq -P<printer-name> from a cups server version
Some applications (okular, evince) have problems: okular does not show the
network printer in the printing menu, evince does not allow to select the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 17, cups-1.5.4-2 (client side), Fedora core 4, cups 1.1.23-15.4
lpq on the client tells that it cannot get the default printer.
Also "lpq -Plp" gives
lpq: Unknown destination "lp".
(lp is the actual network printer name)
It seems that the culprit is patch cups-cups-get-classes.patch in the
source rpm (listed as Patch22 in cups.spec) since building an rpm package
without that patch solves the problem.
Adding said patch as attachment.
Seeing as that patch was intended to add compatibility with 1.1.x servers, the best course of action is to remove it altogether.
Thanks for the report, and for narrowing down where the problem is.
Removing the patch would certainly solve the problem for us... however our
server configuration is very basic:
- one print queue (named "lp")
- no class
(In reply to comment #1)
> Seeing as that patch was intended to add compatibility with 1.1.x servers,
> the best course of action is to remove it altogether.
> Thanks for the report, and for narrowing down where the problem is.
However in principle there might exist more complex environments where the
patch is necessary and does it's job correctly. I have no idea.
Also, after a very cursory look at the patch I could not understand what
is wrong with it.
Note that "lpstat ..." on the client side *did* work with the patch,
whereas "lpq" (together with applications like okular or evince) did not.
cups-1.5.4-12.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
cups-1.5.4-9.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Thank you, the 1.5.4-9.fc17 rpm seems to work fine for me
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing cups-1.5.4-12.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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cups-1.5.4-11.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
cups-1.5.4-14.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.