lpd://user@host:/queue URLs no longer work

Bug #826958 reported by Jonathan Reed
This bug affects 2 people
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cups (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

In Lucid, I could specify a printer with a URI of something like lpd://username@hostname/queuename. This no longer works in Natty (to the point that system-config-printer prevents you from typing the @, and the CUPS web interface just clobbers everything between the protocol and the hostname when reading the URI). This is in direct conflict with http://localhost:631/help/network.html which explicitly says that lpd://user@host/queue URLs are supposed to work.

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Jiri Popelka (jpopelka) wrote :

The system-config-printer problem has been fixed upstream (commit 423539bd9).

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Jonathan Reed (jdreed) wrote :

Glad to hear s-c-p has been fixed. However, since CUPS clobbers the URL anyway, I don't think it'll help.

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Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

In system-config-printer as it comes with Oneiric (1.3.6) it is no problem to enter '@' and ':' in the host name field for LPD printers and in the "Enter URI" input field. I Have tried


in enter URI, selected a driver, and let system-config-printer generate the queue and this URI actually appeared in /etc/cups/printers.conf. And the printer actually prints.

So at least for Oneiric this bug is fixed.

Changed in cups (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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