Description of problem:
During an automatic yum update of cups-1.5.4-18.fc17.x86_64 to a desktop Fc17 unit cups became disabled.
Feb 26 06:41:57 Updated: 1:cups-libs-1.5.4-18.fc17.x86_64
Feb 26 06:42:05 Updated: 1:cups-1.5.4-18.fc17.x86_64
In looking at the contents of the new cups-files.conf file the following additions were performed :
# End of "$Id$".
# Settings automatically moved from cupsd.conf by RPM package:
I could noly get cups to work by commenting the 4 bottom lines.
It is noted that I also had an update of an F18 machine that did not include these four lines at the bottom of the new cups-files.conf file, and there was no interuption of service after the update of cups on the F18 machine.
Those lines are all valid, and the only reason I can see for cupsd not to start is if the mentioned certificate/key files do not exist -- but in that case it should have failed to start before the upgrade as well.
Could you please attach /etc/cups/cupsd.conf?
Created attachment 706196 [details]
This is the cupsd.conf file on the affected desktop unit after the Feb 26 update
Here is the cupsd.conf file on the affected Desktop unit. I have two other F17 units, and one F18 desktop that did not have this problem, but there was no RPM update at the bottom of their cups-files.conf file.
The certificate files do not exist, and they did not exist before the update
Created attachment 706214 [details]
THis is the original cupsd.conf file before the yum update on 02/26/2013
These were the log entries in the /var/log/messages file:
Mar 5 07:58:26 IrMd systemd: Unit cups.service entered failed state.
Mar 5 07:58:26 IrMd cupsd: Unable to read configuration file - exiting!
Mar 5 07:58:26 IrMd systemd: cups.service: main process exited, code=exited, statu
These were the log entreis in the /var/log/cups/error.log file:
C [05/Mar/2013:17:55:57 -0600] Unable to read /etc/cups/cups-files.conf
E [05/Mar/2013:18:25:18 -0600] File or directory for "ServerCertificate /etc/cups/ssl/
When I commented out the server certificate lines in cups-file.conf I was able to get cups to activate, but lpstat -a would still not give me any list of printers. When I commented out all of the lines appened to cups-file.conf by RPM then I was able to get lpstat -a to give me a list of printers.
I never had the certificates active even when the old cupsd.conf file had the line items of the certificates active. It looks to me like the new rev of cups is more sensitive, and less willing to run if things are not set up properly. This would be a good thing from my point of view.
The file seems to have been migrated correctly -- what seems to have changed is how strictly cupsd handles those particular directives.
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