[cups.bugs] [LOW] STR #2424: cups doesn't provide enough support for remote LPD queues

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski D.Mierzejewski at icm.edu.pl
Tue Jun 26 08:07:45 PDT 2007

On Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 10:12:58AM -0400, Michael Sweet wrote:
> Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> >On Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 08:03:07AM -0400, Michael Sweet wrote:
> >>[STR Closed w/o Resolution]
> >>
> >>Since the LPD protocol does not provide a way to track print jobs 
> >>reliably,
> >>there is no way for us to fix this issue. If you need reliable remote
> >>printing, you must use IPP...
> >
> >LPRng can do it just fine using LPD. Why can't CUPS?
> Because LPRng uses the LPD protocol natively, you are seeing the
> remote queue and not a locally-managed queue like CUPS uses.

So what's the problem with implementing this in CUPS? Or should
I move this discussion to cups development/general list?

> >>Link: http://www.cups.org/str.php?L2424
> >>Version: 1.2.10
> >>Fix Version: Will Not Fix
> >
> >And what's with this bugtracker of yours? I can't reopen the bug
> >nor reply to your comment using the web interface.
> Because the bug is closed, you can't modify it.  We made it this way
> because too many people were spamming bug reports with non-relevant
> info after they were closed, reopening bugs that we had no way of
> fixing, etc.

I see. Thank you.


Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <rathann*at*icm.edu.pl>
Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling
Warsaw University  |  http://www.icm.edu.pl  |  tel. +48 (22) 5540810

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