[cups.bugs] SVN r6894: Starting cupsd from commandline yields warning about Avahi API

Michael R Sweet msweet at apple.com
Thu Aug 30 07:53:28 PDT 2007

Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
> Michael R Sweet wrote:
>> Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
>>> I was giving the newest trunk a spin right now and noticed what I sum-
>>> marized in $subject and what should be fully described like this:
>>>    SVN r6854: clicking 'Edit Configuration File'-button on admin page
>>>    directly restarts server (no editing is offered at all), and returns
>>>    with all checkboxes blanked
>>> Knowing this is trunk, I'm not sure if stuff like this should be repor-
>>> ted in an STR or just mentioned in a mail like this...
>> Hmm, this might be related to the recent changes to the web interface.
>> ....
>> OK, it's fixed now as of r6894.
> Fix confirmed.
> Another thing I noticed now: after starting cupsd from the commandline,
> I see this message:
>   kurt at lnx5000:~/SVNstuff/cups> ./usr/lib/cups/daemon/cupsd -c /home/kurt/SVNstuff/cups/etc/cups/cupsd.conf -f
>   *** WARNING *** The programme 'cupsd' uses the Apple Bonjour compatiblity layer of Avahi.
>   *** WARNING *** Please fix your application to use the native API of Avahi!
>   *** WARNING *** For more information see <http://0pointer.de/avahi-compat?s=libdns_sd&e=cupsd>

Sigh, please report this bug to the Avahi folks - no library should
be spitting out a warning like this - you never know where stderr
or stdout might be pointing.

Short of someone implementing and contributing "native" Avahi support
we won't be doing so ourselves...

Michael R Sweet                        Senior Printing System Engineer

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