About cups-1.4 stabilization
Pacho Ramos <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Since printing team don't want to use debian patchset, have you think
> in simply disabling that new usb backend? If I haven't misunderstood
> the problem, disabling it would simply make cups-1.4 behave like 1.3.
We just postpone the problem, maybe 1.5 will only have the new one.
There is a news item in my todo file:
Title: Upgrade to CUPS 1.4
Author: Christian Faulhammer <email@example.com>
Author: Timo Gurr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Author: Gentoo Printing Team <email@example.com>
CUPS 1.4 is a major update in printing support and thus may cause
problems when coming from version 1.3. Most users should see a
update, although only net-print/gutenprint and net-print/hplip are
considered as supported drivers. If you happen to rely on other
drivers for your printer, you may have to research if problems occur.
Local USB printers are known to occasionally have issues, which can
resolved in most cases by the following steps:
1a. If you have usblp as a module (CONFIG_USB_PRINTER=m in your
configuration), you can blacklist the module
1b. Disable usblp in your kernel configuration by setting
CONFIG_USB_PRINTER=n. Don't forget to rebuild the kernel and reboot
with that new image.
2. Delete /etc/cups.
3. (Re-)install CUPS 1.4 with USE="usb".
4. Configure printer(s) from scratch via the CUPS web interface.
5. If your printer is a multifunction device, be sure you got the
setting the device permissions in shape so CUPS can access the
If you still have issues, you can revert to the old CUPS 1.3
by setting USE="-usb" on net-print/cups.
Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project
<URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode