[Bug 647460] Re: 10.04 -> 10.10: printconf is blocking the upgrade

Till Kamppeter 647460 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu Sep 30 16:43:35 BST 2010

I tried also running

sudo foomatic-gui &

(requires foomatic-db to be installed). Here ate least I got a list of
the printers detected by CUPS and it seems that the correct USB URIs are
used. Network printers I could not test, as the network printer
detection falls into an infinite loop due to an upstream bug. Problem is
that again the available PPDs/driversare not polled from CUPS, so there
are no PostScript printer PPDs from manufacturers (ready-made PPDs) nor
any PPDs provided by PPD generators (HPLIP, Gutenprint). This renders
also this tool unusable for Ubuntu.

My suggestion:

Remove foomatic-gui sourcepackage altogether.

Add transitional packages to other packages (like system-config-printer)
to migrate users of foomatic-gui and printconf.

10.04 -> 10.10: printconf is blocking the upgrade
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