[CentOS] Re: CUPS and system-config-printer question

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 22:14:24 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 3:01 PM, Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com> wrote:
> on 7-11-2008 4:17 PM Al Sparks spake the following:
>> 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
> Did you try this?
> http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/PrinterDefinitions

If I'm not mistaken, the printconf command has been deprecated and is
no longer available in CentOS-5 ??


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