Bug 975058 - "Missing driver" error when setting up IPP printer queue (missing pstopxl)
"Missing driver" error when setting up IPP printer queue (missing pstopxl)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-printer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2013-06-17 10:18 EDT by Aaron Sowry
Modified: 2013-07-23 23:26 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: system-config-printer-1.4.1-8.fc19
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Description Aaron Sowry 2013-06-17 10:18:46 EDT
Description of problem:
Setting up a new IPP printer queue results in an error message:

Printer 'io' requires the '/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstopxl' program but it is not currently installed.  Please install it before using this printer.

AFAIK this filter has been renamed to "gstopxl" in the ghostscript package for quite some time.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add new IPP printer via system-config-printers

Additional info:
I realise that the actual bug is probably further down in the stack (perhaps in CUPS, or even a missing pstoxpl->gstopxl symlink in ghostscript), feel free to reassign if this is the case.
Comment 1 Jiri Popelka 2013-06-17 10:49:50 EDT
Can you attach PPD file (named io.ppd I guess) from /etc/cups/ppd/ ?
Comment 2 Aaron Sowry 2013-06-17 11:57:18 EDT
/etc/cups/ppd/ is empty. Perhaps I should have mentioned that I configured the printer by specifying a URL.

Anyway, in the PPD file on the printserver (RHEL 5.9) I notice:

*cupsFilter:    "application/vnd.cups-postscript 100 pstopxl"
*cupsFilter:    "application/vnd.cups-pdf 0 pstopxl"

Ergo, PEBKAC :)
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2013-06-17 11:59:53 EDT
Ah... system-config-printer should only check local PPDs, but it seems like it checked a remote one here.
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2013-06-18 11:04:35 EDT
Should be fixed upstream in commit aad2dbc.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-07-02 08:55:19 EDT
system-config-printer-1.4.1-8.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-07-02 21:36:26 EDT
Package system-config-printer-1.4.1-8.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing system-config-printer-1.4.1-8.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-07-23 23:26:52 EDT
system-config-printer-1.4.1-8.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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