[CentOS] CUPS and system-config-printer question

Al Sparks data345 at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 11 23:17:09 UTC 2008


I was tasked with migrating a bunch of printer entries from one box to another.

What I did is I got a list of printer names along with IP addresses and using the CUPS
   lpadmin -p printer-name -E -v lpd://IP_ADDR/lp

I loaded them onto the new machine running RHEL 4.6.

Printer tests show that it works fine.  And if I use the CUPS web interface at
    http://localhost:631
Everything shows up.

But if I launch the RH (and presumably CentOS works the same way) 
    system-config-printer
interface after adding the printers the CUPS way, nothing shows up in the RH interface.

Probably not a big deal, but I have a colleague that will go nuts over this.  He's attached to his interfaces, but there was no way I was going to manually enter those printers in that interface.

Where do I look to make that interface "see" the CUPS-only printers?
   === Al




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