cupstestppd and PPDs delivered by manufacturers

Axel Schwarzer shw at
Sun Sep 25 04:04:18 PDT 2005

Some days ago CUPS told me to check a certain ppd file with cupstestppd. 
And just for curiosity I did it for ALL of them: In /etc/cups/ppd and in 
  .../model. As it seems many of them are broken (HP is king with that) 
but up to now CUPS worked fine with 500 printers active.

- What shall I do with all those *FAIL*s and *WARN*s and shall I do 
anything at all?

- Will it be sufficient (and safe enough) to remove at least the *FAIL*s?

- Is the test with cupstestppd important enough to be done regularly?

I would be pleased to hear about other experiences in that area.

Axel Schwarzer, -shw-          shw at schwarzer dot d dot uunet dot de

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