[cups.development] Deleting printers that have no backend

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Thu Sep 1 13:58:04 PDT 2005

Jim Fehlig wrote:
> ...
> My problem just got me to thinking that perhaps the current behavior of 
> CUPS should change, thus the post to the list for comments.

FWIW, if we removed printers when a backend or device went away, then
any partial upgrade or temporary "missing device" condition could
wipe out all of your printers.  That is clearly not the way we want
CUPS to work!  About all we can safely do is stop the printer which is
what we do already...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software          http://www.easysw.com

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