Configure Printer via CUPS WEB

Axel Schwarzer shw at
Fri Sep 16 11:34:52 PDT 2005

Enrico Pelletta wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm trying to configure a CUPS printer server on Debian 3.1 using CUPS form Debian Packages (1.1.23-10).
> I have managed to make the system working and to install via web interface a couple of printers. However I cannot make any detailed printer configuration. if I select the option "Configure Printer" of a printer available into the printers page I get the error message:
>  server-error-service-unavailable
> (http://localhost/admin/?op=config-printer&printer_name=Bamse)
> This happen for any printer/driver I try to use.
> I parsed the logs (I configured Debug2 level logs) without getting any tips... I cut & paste at the botton of the message the log part I consider more interesting.
> Inside documentation and via google I have not found any good tips about how to solve this problem.
> Any help will be really welcome!
> Thanks!
>     Enrico
> d [08/Sep/2005:11:50:45 +0200] copy_attribute(0x81d5308, 0x80aae00[number-up-default,4,21])
> d [08/Sep/2005:11:50:45 +0200] copy_attribute(0x81d5308, 0x80b1f90[orientation-requested-supported,4,23])
> d [08/Sep/2005:11:50:45 +0200] copy_attribute(0x81d5308, 0x80aacd8[orientation-requested-default,4,23])
> d [08/Sep/2005:11:50:45 +0200] copy_attribute(0x81d5308, 0x80b2050[job-hold-until-supported,4,44])
> d [08/Sep/2005:11:50:45 +0200] copy_attribute(0x81d5308, 0x80a5488[job-hold-until-default,4,44])
> d [08/Sep/2005:11:50:45 +0200] copy_attribute(0x81d5308, 0x80b21c8[job-sheets-supported,4,42])
> D [08/Sep/2005:11:50:45 +0200] ProcessIPPRequest: 12 status_code=0
> d [08/Sep/2005:11:50:45 +0200] ProcessIPPRequest: Adding fd 12 to OutputSet...
> d [08/Sep/2005:11:50:45 +0200] WriteClient: Removing fd 12 from OutputSet...
> d [08/Sep/2005:11:50:45 +0200] ReadClient: 10, used=0, file=-1
> d [08/Sep/2005:11:50:45 +0200] ReadClient: httpGets returned EOF...
> D [08/Sep/2005:11:50:45 +0200] CloseClient: 10
> I [08/Sep/2005:11:50:45 +0200] CloseClient: SSL shutdown successful!

I had this problem too and found four buggy PPDs to be the reason. Used 
an old one for a XEROX DP90 (those ones freshly downloaded won't work); 
fiddled with the one for Brother 7820xy (from MAC to UNIX) and 
rearranged the first lines for HP4250 and HP4350 that the first line 
reads '*PPD-Adobe: "4.3"'. Worked fine.


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