Cups 1.6.1 doesn't show printers shared by other cups servers

Bug #1060092 reported by Jonathan Ernst on 2012-10-02
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
cups (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Client : quantal beta2
Server : precise

I know cups dropped cups sharing but both the server and the client I have have avahi running and sharing is not working anyway since I upgraded to quantal (and thus cups 1.6.1).

This is a serious regression as we can't possibly ask all our users to manually add several printing queues at each of the location they can be.

There are many other regressions with cups 1.6.1 (see for example the list here :, maybe it'll be safer to downgrade cups until the features Apple dropped are properly ported elsewhere.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: cups 1.6.1-0ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-16.25-generic 3.5.4
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.5.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64

Date: Tue Oct 2 11:38:34 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120911)
Lpstat: Error: command ['lpstat', '-v'] failed with exit code 1: lpstat: No destinations added.
MachineType: LENOVO 4293AA6
Papersize: a4
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-16-generic root=UUID=529c6222-fe36-40b3-9692-581c477062a4 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: cups
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 04/25/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 8DET61WW (1.31 )
dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available 4293AA6
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr8DET61WW(1.31):bd04/25/2012:svnLENOVO:pn4293AA6:pvrThinkPadX220:rvnLENOVO:rn4293AA6:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable: 4293AA6
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X220
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
mtime.conffile..etc.cups.cupsd.conf: 2012-10-02T11:11:41.190220

Jonathan Ernst (jonathan.ernst) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in cups (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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