Ticket #398 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

Use CUPS by default

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: Karmic Deploy (Canceled)
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description

We're currently defaulting users to LPRng /etc/debathena-printing.conf; we should switch back to CUPS at some point when we've resolved the client-side issues that are making us want to default to LPRng. This is somewhat orthogonal to resolving all server-side issues and figuring out what the campus IPP printing mechanism will be.

If possible, we should also avoid removing /etc/debathena-printing.conf if it had been created manually before the version of debathena-printing-config that includes it, but that may well be impossible.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by broder

The biggest reason to default to LPRng is that lpq and lprm just don't make sense if you default to CUPS, and I don't think that's going to change any time soon.

If possible, we should also avoid removing /etc/debathena-printing.conf if it had been created manually before the version of debathena-printing-config that includes it, but that may well be impossible.

That's not possible. We're not diverting that file, just dropping it in, which means that when I added it, it would have scribbled over anybody's local configuration. This was definitely a bad decision on my part, but there's not really anything we can do about it at this point.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by broder

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

With the new logic in printing-config, we basically are using CUPS by default whenever that's possible.

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