How do I report this CUPS problem (in Ubuntu 9.10 CUPS configuration)?
On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 12:57:49PM -0800, NoOp wrote:
> On 12/04/2009 12:18 PM, Chris G wrote:
> > I have found that there's a problem with the Ubuntu 9.10 CUPS
> > configuration, it has messed up the default font and font size for
> > command line lp/lpr.
> > The CUPS 1.3.9 in Ubuntu 9.04 works fine whereas the CUPS 1.4.1 in
> > Ubuntu 9.10 gets the default font for lp/lpr wrong and ignores any
> > attempt to change the font size.
> > I got in touch with the CUPS developers and I have a quick and nasty
> > workaround which is to comment out the "text/plain" line in
> > /usr/share/cups/mime/texttopdf.convs.
> > What the CUPS developer said to me was (with some context from the
> > exchange) :-
> > >>> D [04/Dec/2009:17:42:00 +0000] PID 2650 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/texttopdf) exited with no e rrors.
> > >>
> > >> This is the problem. Please report this to the Ubuntu folks - they
> > need to fix their text f ilter.
> > >>
> > > Is there a workaround I can apply to fix the immediate problem? (I'm
> > > happy to edit config files, change scripts and even compile stuff if
> > > necessary)
> > Look for a *.convs file in /usr/share/cups/mime or /etc/cups that has
> > "texttopdf" in it. Comment out any lines that refer to this filter and restart cupsd.
> > > ... and what do I report to the Ubuntu people exactly, I can hardly
> > > just copy the above line to them! :-)
> > They need to support the standard CUPS text options documented here:
> > http://www.cups.org/documentation.php/options.php
> > Who/what/where should I report this issue?
> $ ubuntu-bug cups
> If you are unfamiliar with launchpad; you'll first need to create an
> account/register (upper right hand corner of the page) before you
> 'ubuntu-bug cups':
> I also recommend that you search those 303 results to see if perhaps
> your bug has already been reported. Enter your search term(s) in the box
> next to "by importance". For example:
> <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups?field.searchtext=lpr&orderby=-importance&search=Search&field.status%3Alist=NEW&f ield.status%3Alist=INCOMPLETE_WITH_RESPONSE&field. status%3Alist=INCOMPLETE_WITHOUT_RESPONSE&field.st atus%3Alist=CONFIRMED&field.status%3Alist=TRIAGED& field.status%3Alist=INPROGRESS&field.status%3Alist =FIXCOMMITTED&field.assignee=&field.bug_reporter=& field.omit_dupes=on&field.has_patch=&field.has_no_ package=>
> 485665 looks to be a candidate:
> [lpr prints text too large, can only fit 47 characters per line]
> Read through the bug & see if it is. If so, then instead of using
> 'ubuntu-bug cups', login and add your comments to the bug report.
Yes, that looks like the bug, thanks. I'll append my information.
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