[ubuntu/precise-updates] cups 1.5.3-0ubuntu2 (Accepted)

Clint Byrum clint at fewbar.com
Wed Aug 1 19:03:30 UTC 2012

cups (1.5.3-0ubuntu2) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/usb-backend-further-enhancements.patch: Added latest
    development work on the libusb-based USB backend:
     - Support for uni-directional devices, both protocol-1 devices and
       devices where no read endpoint is found (LP: #1000253, LP: #1001028).
     - Soft reset specific to the "PRINTER" device class. This allows a
       reset without reconnecting.
     - When closing the device, it will also get reset to its original
       configuration, before re-attaching the usblp kernel module. Do not
       restore the configuration setting when the old configuration was zero,
       as zero means "unconfigured".
     - Added option "usb-unidir" to force the backend into uni-directional
       mode. This allows to work around problems with bi-di communications,
       especially also a delay at the end of the job caused by closing the
       read channel (happens only for some devices, LP: #1001028). Also
       useful for debugging.
     - Added the quirk management of the usblp kernel module. So the problems
       of all printers which were worked around in the kernel module are
       also worked around in the libusb-based CUPS backend now (LP: #1000253).
     - Added new quirk type to quirk manager: Printers for which the usblp
       kernel module should not get reattached after printing a job
       (LP: #1000253).
     - Added additional quirks for the Prolific Technology USB -> Parallel
       adapter, as the adapter needs uni-directional mode to be forced and
       also does not like re-attaching the usblp kernel module after the
       job (last third of last page gets cut off, re-attaching probably
       sends a reset to the printer while there is still data to be printed
       in the printer's internal buffer, LP: #987485).
     - Added the command line option "usb-no-reattach". With the option set
       the usblp kernel module does not get reattached after a job has been
       printed. Some printers cut off the end of the job or even crash by
       re-attaching the module. This is a development/debug mode to test
       whether re-attaching was the culprit of a problem. Users should
       report such issues so that their printers can get added to the quirk
     - Do a printer reset after each job, this makes the Prolific USB ->
       Parallel adapter finally work (LP: #987485) and makes it unnecessary
       to blacklist the usblp kernel module for some printers (LP: #997040).
     - Some extra debug messages.
     - Added a missing libusb_free_config_descriptor().
    This patch is submitted upstream as CUPS STR #4128.
  * debian/patches/add-ipp-backend-of-cups-1.4.patch, debian/cups.config,
    debian/cups.lintian-overrides, debian/cups.postinst, debian/cups.prerm,
    debian/cups.templates: Add the IPP backend of CUPS 1.4.x to the current
    CUPS package as independent backend "ipp14". Some devices (like the
    LiveBox 2 and some Samsung printers) do not work with the current IPP
    backend (LP: #945028, LP: #973270).
  * debian/local/blacklist-cups-usblp.conf, debian/cups.postinst,
    debian/cups.install, debian/cups.preinst, debian/cups.postinst,
    debian/cups.postrm: As we have vastly improved the USB backend, we
    lift the blacklisting again as it is not needed any more. This way
    users with proprietary third-party backends based on /dev/usb/lp*
    device files can print again. The problems which we have worked around
    with the first SRU for Precise are now actually fixed in the USB
    backend (LP: 997040, LP: #1000253).

Date: 2012-07-10 22:00:15.182594+00:00
Changed-By: Till Kamppeter <till.kamppeter at gmail.com>
Signed-By: Clint Byrum <clint at fewbar.com>
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