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

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Jul 14 22:38:16 UTC 2008

on 7-14-2008 3:14 PM Akemi Yagi spake the following:
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 3:01 PM, Scott Silva <ssilva-m4n3GYAQT2lWk0Htik3J/w at public.gmane.org> 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 ??
> Akemi
But poster did mention CentOS 4.6 as the new box, so I assumed the old box was 
at least that.

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