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[Bug 1544571] Re: Unable to get PPD file for ...: Moved Permanently


** Changed in: cups (Ubuntu)
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter)

** Changed in: cups (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => High

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  Unable to get PPD file for ...: Moved Permanently

Status in cups package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  1) lsb_release -rd
  Description:	Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS
  Release:	14.04

  2) apt-cache policy cups-client
    Installed: 1.7.2-0ubuntu1.7
    Candidate: 1.7.2-0ubuntu1.7
    Version table:
   *** 1.7.2-0ubuntu1.7 0
          500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages
          500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main amd64 Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
       1.7.2-0ubuntu1 0
          500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages

  My problem:

  *What I expected to happen:
  In our environment we have a cups print server delivering different print queues, e.g.  elbe_transparency. For all queues I get the same faulty result running lpoptions, e.g. for

  lpoptions -l -d elbe_transparency

  I get

  lpoptions: Unable to get PPD file for elbe_transparency: Moved

  And also GUI apps like Evince have problems due to this bug.

  * What I did so far:

  (a) I used wireshark to capture the ipp protocol and found that lpoptions tries to retrieve the PPD
  for the printer elbe with device-uri "ipp://elbe.tnt.ifn.et.tu-dresden.de:631" from that device URI
  instead of the cups server with printer-uri-supported "ipp://".
  This makes sense when the device URI is actually another CUPS server, but not when, as in our case, it is a
  network-attached printer that "talks" IPP natively. It will not have the PPD at the CUPS-specific URL.
  (b) I used "strace -s1000 lpoptions -p elbe_transparency -l 2>lpoptions.txt" to get
  sendto(9, "GET /.ppd HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: elbe.tnt.ifn.et.tu-dresden.de:631\r\nUser-Agent: CUPS/1.7.2 (Linux 3.16.0-60-generic; x86_64) IPP/2.0\r\n\r\n", 129, 0, NULL, 0) = 129
  poll([{fd=9, events=POLLIN}], 1, 60000) = 1 ([{fd=9, revents=POLLIN}])
  recvfrom(9, "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently\r\nServer: Virata-EmWeb/R6_2_1\r\nLocation: https://elbe.tnt.ifn.et.tu-dresden.de/.ppd\r\nContent-Type: text/html\r\nContent-Length: 110\r\n\r\n<HEAD><TITLE>Moved</TITLE></HEAD><BODY><A HREF=\"https://elbe.tnt.ifn.et.tu-dresden.de/.ppd\";>Moved</A></BODY>\r\n", 2048, 0, NULL, NULL) = 273
  which shows the same problem as described above.

  * Where does the problem come from
  The actual problem can be found in cups/util.c (1.7.2) within function cups_get_printer_uri() starting at line 1623. At line 1719 one finds

  if (device_uri &&
           (!strncmp(device_uri, "ipp://", 6) ||
           !strncmp(device_uri, "ipps://", 7) ||
           ((strstr(device_uri, "._ipp.") != NULL ||
             strstr(device_uri, "._ipps.") != NULL) &&
            !strcmp(device_uri + strlen(device_uri) - 5, "/cups")))){...}
  else if ((attr = ippFindAttribute(response, "member-uris", IPP_TAG_URI)) != NULL) {...}
  else if ((attr = ippFindAttribute(response, "printer-uri-supported", IPP_TAG_URI)) != NULL){...}

  The problem is that always the statement of the first if block is
  executed as our printer has device-uri "ipp://elbe.tnt.ifn.et.tu-
  dresden.de:631. However, it should execute the third block with
  printer-uri-supported. This problem was discussed several times
  before, e.g.


  In later versions of cups this was fixed by 

      if (device_uri &&
          (((!strncmp(device_uri, "ipp://", 6) || !strncmp(device_uri, "ipps://", 7)) &&
  	  (strstr(device_uri, "/printers/") != NULL || strstr(device_uri, "/classes/") != NULL)) ||
           ((strstr(device_uri, "._ipp.") != NULL || strstr(device_uri, "._ipps.") != NULL) &&
            !strcmp(device_uri + strlen(device_uri) - 5, "/cups"))))

  to ensure the device URI is actually another CUPS server. Please,
  could you fix this asap. We have many Ubuntu machines in our
  environment and this bug is really annoying. Many thanks for your help
  in advance.

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