[cups-devel] Final status sent by socket backend seems misleading.

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Sat Jul 2 16:55:06 PDT 2016


The printer-state-message string (what shows up as the status) should be cleared at the end of the job if the last message wasn't an error.  If that isn't working for you then please file a bug.

> On Jul 1, 2016, at 8:36 PM, Bryan Mason <bmason at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Prior to CUPS 1.6b1, the ipp and socket backends sent an "INFO: Ready
> to print" message back to the scheduler before exiting.  There was even
> an STR (3460) to add it to the ipp backend.
> However, that seems to have been changed in CUPS 1.6.  The last status
> that the ipp and socket backends send back is "INFO: Waiting for
> printer to finish."  This leaves the print queue with a misleading
> status when the print job does, in fact, complete.
> Was there a reason for the change.  Is there a reason not to have the
> backends provide a more accurate status when exiting?
> Thanks.
> Bryan Mason
> Senior Software Maintenance Engineer
> Red Hat
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Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer

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