[cups.bugs] [LOW] STR #2662: PPD line length checking is overly strict

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Wed Jan 9 08:43:50 PST 2008

[STR Closed w/o Resolution]

This will not be changed.

The PPD spec has been out for many years, and the 255 character limit is
common to CUPS, the old LaserWriter (Mac OS 9 and earlier), and all
Windows PostScript drivers (at least).

Allowing long lines will just cause problems, and we already have to deal
with too many poorly-crafted PPD files.

Finally, the bug was in Foomatic, and it has been fixed. There is no
reason to "fix" CUPS by breaking basic PPD format parsing and potentially
causing problems with other consumers of those PPD files.

Link: http://www.cups.org/str.php?L2662
Version: 1.3.5
Fix Version: Will Not Fix

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