[CentOS] Cups freeze when remote server is unavailable

Mon Oct 29 13:36:12 UTC 2018
Patrick Bégou <Patrick.Begou at legi.grenoble-inp.fr>


I have a setup problem with cups on my CentOS7 laptop.

In client.conf If have set the cups server FDQN used at work

ServerName servprint.lmy.lab.fr

But when I'm at home if I do not comment this line with:

# ServerName servprint.lmy.lab.fr

cups freeze as soon as I try to print something on my local home printer
as the remote server is unreachable.

This seams to be an old 2012 bug (see
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/+bug/1050422) but I'm
unable to find any work around 6 years later!

My cups in CentOS7 is cups-1.6.3-35.el7.x86_64

Any idea ?