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Date:      Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:40:36 +0100
From:      "O. Hartmann" <>
To:        Ports FreeBSD <>,
Subject:   print/cups: CUPS-1.5.0 IPP protocoll issues -> no printing possible on IPP capable network printers
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We use a bunch of HP and Xerox printers across our network, all capable
of being accessed via network over IPP protocoall (so they claim).

Printing worked for me  flawless on FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE, 9.0-CURRENT, now
9.0-STABLE on all boxes in question. Since updating cups to revision
1.5.0 (this is the most recent port version and I recently
updated/recompiled the port and dependencies for all parts of CUPS
either with CLANG and GCC 4.2.1), I get massive problems accessing
printers on the network.

Most HP printers accept a print job, but after accepting, CUPS reports
printer has been stopped, can not obtain printer status. The job remains
in the queue. Then I "restart" printer via CUPS, print job gets printed,
but immediateley after printing has finished, the same problem occurs
again: printer stopped - can not get printer status. Job remains still
in the queue. Restarting printer via CUPS will start the game again,
with the result of printing endless the same job, first in queue. I have
to check whether the printer indeed has printed the job, delete the
first queue entry, restart the printer again to get next job started ...
and so on.

A similar game on the Xerox printer facility. The printer reports
"Unablae to get printer status", printing is here impossible!

The XEROX printer is now attached to a Linux print server box running
CUPS, an older CUPS on something like CentOS, I do not know what crap is
running on the hardware. But: the printer works fine with older CUPS!

Digging the internet revealed an issue reported in an Ubuntu forum/list,
I already filed a PR (ports/164759). The Ubuntu report is about to be
found here:

I was wondering if this "patch", whatever the Ubuntu fellows patched,
couldn't be introduced to FreeBSD's CUPS port.

Well, sorry about my impatience, but I'm floating like a dead man in the
water, since I have to prepare printouts for a conference and printing
is some kind of "neurological point" around here.

Thanks for your patience ...


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