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[Bug 1364025] Re: system-config-printer fails with cups-client talking to cups 1.3 server


Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

** Changed in: system-config-printer (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  system-config-printer fails with cups-client talking to cups 1.3

Status in system-config-printer package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  system-config-printer-gnome version 1.4.3+20140219-0ubuntu2.1
  python-cups version 1.9.66-0ubuntu2
  libcups2 version 1.7.2-0ubuntu1.1

  I have my systems configured to talk to a cups 1.3 server, which only
  speaks IPP 1.1, so I have in /etc/cups/client.conf:

  ServerName cups-serv.example.com/version=1.1

  ...and printing from applications and the command line works fine.

  When I run system-config-printer, all the printers are shown in a
  dialogue box, but attempting to refresh the dialogue box or perform
  any operation on any of the printer icons in the box produces an error
  box saying:

  CUPS server error

  There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'Bad Request'.

  Viewing the network traffic with wireshark I see that system-config-printer is making some requests with IPP version 2.0, and it is these requests which the CUPS server is objecting to.  system-config-printer (or perhaps the python CUPS libraries it uses, or perhaps the underlying C CUPS API) should respect the version=1.1 option in client.conf.

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