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Bug 161025 - Info and Location field entries in /etc/cups/printers.conf
Summary: Info and Location field entries in /etc/cups/printers.conf
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: system-config-printer
Version: 4.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2005-06-19 23:59 UTC by Patrick C. F. Ernzer
Modified: 2008-08-19 13:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-08-19 13:53:00 UTC
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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2005-06-19 23:59:47 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/312.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/312

Description of problem:
When using system-config-printer to generate printer queue that are shared, all works well until one 
wants to use such a queue in Mac OS X.

OS X picks up the queues allright, but they are all labelled "Created by redhat-config-printer 0.6.x"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. use s-c-printer to define one or more queues
2. make sure the queues are shared queues
3. select 'File/Print' on a Mac OS X 10.3.9 machine
4. drop down 'Printer/Shared Printers' 

Actual Results:  every queue is named "Created by redhat-config-printer 0.6.x"

Expected Results:  The text I enter into the "Short Description Field" in sw-c-printer should end up as the printer name in 
the MAC OS X dialog

Additional info:

for this to happen I guess we need to populate /etc/cups/printers.conf with correct "Info" and 
"Location" fields.

I'm pretty sure it is meant so that "Info" is populated by a human readable name (i.e. the contents of the 
"Short Description Field" in sw-c-printer

Whatsmore, it would be nice if s-c-printer also offered to populate the "Location" field for those OSes 
that can parse the field.

When using the web interface on :631 on an older RHEL release (selfbuild package), I got what I 
  <DefaultPrinter plw320>
  Info Apple Personal LaserWriter 320
  Location Mission Control
  <Printer plw320m>
  Info Apple Personal LaserWriter 320 manual
  Location Mission Control
and consequently two entries in the Mac OS X printer dialog

Comment 1 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2005-06-20 02:11:51 UTC
for completeness-sake, I have configured the printers now with the web interface of cups-1.1.22
-0.rc1.9.6. As expected, the result is the same as on the older RHEL release (selfbuild package)

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2005-06-20 08:19:37 UTC
Same as bug #117943.  This is not an easy fix, and requires storing some
information that had been in the XML configuration file elsewhere.

Comment 3 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-08-19 13:53:00 UTC
system-config-printer- does not seem to exhibit this bug any longer. Info and Location are populated as expected. Closing bug.

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