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Old 07-22-2004, 01:13 PM   #1
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CUPS Not Listed As Option


Hi -

I am unable to print using CUPS (v1.1.2). It is not listed as an option under "Print system currently used." I'm assuming that this option is required. The Debian Woody kernal is v 2.4.20. Any suggestions?

The CUPS process is running. I have killed and restarted CUPS to make sure. I have downloaded the correct print driver (ppd) from linuxprinting.org and put it in the correct directory and am able to choose it in CUPS. CUPS is stating the printer is idle and accepting jobs. When I try to print and look at completed jobs I am seeing the state as aborted. When I click on restart job I get "client-error-not-possible." I am able to ping the printer.

I am also running Slackware 9.1, kernal 2.4.22 and am finding CUPS listed as an option and am able to print. I am printing to a JetDirect card using the printer's IP address and Port 9100.
I also have Webmin running on both PC's and have made no progress in getting the Debian PC printing.

Thanks for any advice.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 06:32 PM   #2
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Hi,

I'm not really enough a CUPS expert to diagnose other people's printer problems but after reading your post I thought that maybe you haven't installed all the packages that CUPS needs. If this is the case, then running (as root user) the command "aptitude --with-recommends install foomatic-bin" should fix that. Just a suggestion.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 09:35 AM   #3
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Hi -

Thanks for the suggestion. I did install and run aptitude. Wasn't sure what to do with it though.

I checked the Debian KDE package manager in Gnome. It is showing libcupsys2 v1.1.14-5 as installed with dependencies. Since that didn't work I went to cups.org and downloaded/installed v1.1.2. Could there be a conflict with two versions of CUPs installed?

I compared the Debian and Slackware CUPS install via KDE package manager. With Debian the install size is 276,000 whereas with Slackware the install size is 6,630,000. I did a file search on foomatic and it came up in Slackware but not Debian. I would guess I need to install more with Debian but not exactly sure what.

I did go through the CUPS Software Admin Manual. I experiemented by changing port numbers. No success. Print jobs are still automatically aborted.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 10:48 AM   #4
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I did install and run aptitude. Wasn't sure what to do with it though.
Just to make sure there are no misunderstandings, my suggestion was that you run the following two commands from the command line:

$ su
# aptitude --with-recommends install foomatic-bin

If you did that, there are no misunderstandings and I'm sorry to hear it didn't work.

It quite likely would have been wiser to uninstall the Debian version of CUPS before installing other version. And you could have used a technique called "apt-pinning" http://www.argon.org/~roderick/apt-pinning.html to pull newer CUPS packages from testing. But, as I already said, I'm no CUPS expert so I will now shut up.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 12:40 PM   #5
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Hi -

I did not understand but now I have a clue. I went to the debian.org site and found foomatic-bin. I downloaded that file and am finding out that installing these dependencies is like unpeeling an onion. For foomatic.bin to get installed I'm finding I need to download and install more and more. I've downloaded libxml-grove-perl and libxml-twig-perl and their assoicated sub-dependencies. But need more of their depends.

This does seem like a most unreasonable approach. Is there an easier way to install all assoicated depends instead of doing this one file at a time?

I did buy the 7 CD set. I have only used the first CD. Is there a way to get any/all the required files from the CD's? In other words, how do I use the other 6 CD's?

Thanks for your continued patience. This is turning out to be quite the learning experience. It just so happens CUPS is the app.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 01:17 PM   #6
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Indeed, the command that I suggested is supposed to download lots of packages that are connected by a complicated network of dependencies and recommendations. Here's some useful reading:

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html

In short, you need to configure your /etc/apt/sources.list before you can successfully use apt-get (or aptitude).

You can add your Debian installation CDs to sources.list by using (as root user) the "apt-cdrom add" command. You need to repeat the command to add the second CD, then repeat it again to add the third CD, and so on. After this you can use the "apt-get" command (or aptitude) to install packages from your Debian CDs. Aptitude is a useful frontend to apt-get -- you can use aptitude to browse available packages and also to install/uninstall packages.

If your Debian box has a working network connection, you can point sources.list to your nearest Debian package repository by using (as root user) the "apt-setup" command. After this you can download and install packages and security updates via network using the "apt-get" command (or aptitude). The APT HOWTO will tell you more. You really should read it as soon as possible. Here's some more useful reading for a Debian newbie (you don't have to read everything -- just browse them when you've got some idle time and read what appears to be interesting):

http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re...erence.en.html
 
  


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