[CentOS] CUPS and system-config-printer question

John jses27 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 12 15:01:33 UTC 2008

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of Al Sparks
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 7:17 PM
To: Centos List
Subject: [CentOS] CUPS and system-config-printer question

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

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
Everything shows up.

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

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
Maybe copy the Printer Definitions....

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