CUPS 1.3.0-RC2 available for Ubuntu Gutsy now -- Please test!!
till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 16:49:29 UTC 2007
I have uploaded new packages again, but this time with -0ubuntu2 release
These add the new AppArmor support which Martin Pitt introduced as
replacement for the now dropped non-root mode with the new
cupsys-1.2.12-1ubuntu2. Please test these packages to see whether it
also works well with the new authentication and network features of CUPS
See especially the output of
grep audit.*cupsd /var/log/kern.log
The AppArmor profile is
To make AppArmore enforcing it use
sudo aa-enforce cupsd
Please report your experience here.
Till Kamppeter wrote:
> The originally uploaded packages are broken. They have a bug which
> prevented CUPS from finding the PostScript PPDs, leading printer setup
> tools to assign generic PostScript PPDs or PCL PPDs to PostScript printers.
> I have uploaded new packages with this problem fixed now. The files are
> at the same place and have the same names as the old ones. So everyone
> who has downloaded them already, please download and install them again.
> I have also reported this problem upstream:
> Please install also hal-cups-utils and system-config-printer and test
> them with the new CUPS.
> system-config-printer is Red Hat's printer setup tool and candidate for
> replacing gnome-cups-manager.
> hal-cups-utils are scripts for HAL which set up print queues
> automatically when the printer is plugged (Plug'n'Print,
> and disable print queues of printers which are not connected or turned
> off. hal-cups-utils works currently only with USB printers.
> Test system-config-printer by calling it from the command line and doing
> your printer administration with it (setting options, (un)sharing your
> printers, adding and cloning print queues).
> Test hal-cups-utils by unplugging your USB printer and plugging it
> again. While it is unplugged, the queue is disabled and CUPS does not do
> unneeded retries of the jobs. As soon as you plug it it gets enabled
> again and all queued jobs get printed. To see automatic queue setup,
> remove the queues for your USB printer, unplug the printer and plug it
> again. After some seconds you have a new queue. In case of an HP
> printer, the queues are set up using HPLIP and if your HP MF device has
> a fax also a fax queue is created.
> Till Kamppeter wrote:
>> I have packaged CUPS 1.3.0-RC2, as we talked about on last week's
>> developer meeting.
>> You can download the binary packages from
>> and the source from
>> This is the new generation of CUPS, offering many new features (I hope
>> I have activated all of them when compiling). See
>> Please try it out. We need all your testing experience to be able to
>> ship a Gutsy with a stable and not obsolete CUPS system.
>> NOTE: This CUPS runs as root, as pitti did not adapt his non-root
>> patches to it. All other patches from Debian and Ubuntu are applied
>> and so this CUPS should work as the original one from Ubuntu.
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