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Re: [vox-tech] CUPS Doen't Work on Debian
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Re: [vox-tech] CUPS Doen't Work on Debian

On Thu, Jul 06, 2006 at 08:42:45AM -0700, Bob Scofield wrote:
> The last two CUPS upgrades on Debian have been a nightmare.  The 
> next-to-the-last upgrade resulted in an error message saying that the 
> parallel port couldn't be found and that CUPS would retry in 30 seconds.
> I Googled the problem and learned that the bug had been reported, but it was 
> classified as "low priority."  But I could print by doing the following.  If 
> I brought up CUPS and went to "Administration" and chose "Add Printer" and 
> did *nothing* then my print job would start.
> Today Apt upgraded to CUPS 1.2.1.  Now I can't print at all.  The new error 
> message is "/usr/lib/cups/backend/parallel failed".  What's more, if I try to 
> add a new printer with a different driver, I get nothing but a blank page 
> after typing in my user name and password.  
> Fortunately I've got an earlier Debian version on another mounted partition, 
> and so I can print from there.  But I was wondering if there is anybody else 
> suffering from these problems.  My printer is an HP Laserjet 1320.  I know 
> there are a bunch of Debian users on this list.  So what's happening with you 
> folks?
> Is it possible to get the CUPS version number from my other Debian and somehow 
> get Apt to download it, and then configure Apt not to upgrade it?
> I hate to be such a wimp.  I've just recently decided that if I get a laptop 
> I'm going to install SuSE.  But now I'm thinking of putting it on this 
> desktop.  I know Rod Roark is going to say I should install Ubuntu, but the 
> first problem I mentioned is reported to have arisen on Unbuntu also.
> Thanks.

What version are you using? 1.2.1-3 "Fixes wrong command line
arguments to backend. (closes: #372586, #373839)" which caused this
kind of problem in 1.2.1-2.

I can't see why you'd get a broken version if you upgraded today

--Ken Bloom

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