[cups.development] Deleting printers that have no backend

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Thu Sep 1 18:22:40 PDT 2005

Jim Fehlig wrote:
> Michael Sweet wrote:
>> 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...
> Understood and agreed.  Would you still be interested in a patch to do a 
> sanity check in LoadAllPrinters() as previously mentioned or should 
> stopping the printer remain deferred until a problem is detected at job 
> submission?

Sure, go ahead an submit the patch via the STR page:



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

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