|Summary:||Error handling for non-existant printers.|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Owen Taylor <otaylor>|
|Component:||redhat-config-printer||Assignee:||Tim Waugh <twaugh>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2006-08-04 20:35:31 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Owen Taylor 2003-01-20 17:36:43 UTC
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 17:59:44 UTC
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 19:07:36 UTC
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 20:35:31 UTC
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.