Bug#796713: system-config-printer: Option "fit-to-page" broken, always on. Cannot print out true to size.

Ingo alf.debianfan at gmx.de
Sun Aug 23 15:35:18 UTC 2015

Package: system-config-printer
Version: 1.4.6-1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

Just creating a page with a frame in LibreOffice-writer and printing it out results
in a downscale to appr. 90% of the exact measures. (I use that feature as a place
holder for photo). Checking the printer settings in "system-config-printer", tab
"Job properties" shows the chaeck-box "scale to fit page" de-selected. I cannot
check/unchech that box even though root-PW is requested and given. 
Whatever I do, the page is always scaled down ihnoring measures as suppied within
the document by LibreOffice.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

I found that there by default is an option in /etc/cups/printers.conf:
    Option fitplot True
As it cannot be changed by "system-config-printer" I set it manually to "False"
and not suprising: it works. I get perfectly sized printouts.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

The outcome unfortunately is that this manual setting in /etc/cups/printers.conf
is reset to "True" or, if I erase the whole line the Option is added again as
soon as I use the graphical printer configuration to apply changes. Th checkbox
does not report the actual setting instead it always resets to "True".

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

This usefull tool to configure printers on XFCE4-dsesktop should work as exüpected
and as it did for years in Wheezy and still does.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages system-config-printer depends on:
ii  gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0       2.31.1-2+deb8u2
ii  gir1.2-glib-2.0            1.42.0-2.2
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0             3.14.5-1
ii  gir1.2-notify-0.7          0.7.6-2
ii  gir1.2-packagekitglib-1.0  1.0.1-2
ii  gir1.2-pango-1.0           1.36.8-3
ii  gnome-icon-theme           3.12.0-1
pn  python-cairo               <none>
ii  python-cups                1.9.63-1
ii  python-cupshelpers         1.4.6-1
ii  python-dbus                1.2.0-2+b3
ii  python-gi                  3.14.0-1
pn  python-gobject-2           <none>
ii  python-libxml2             2.9.1+dfsg1-5
pn  python:any                 <none>

Versions of packages system-config-printer recommends:
ii  cups-pk-helper              0.2.5-2+b1
ii  gir1.2-gnomekeyring-1.0     3.12.0-1+b1
ii  python-smbc       
ii  system-config-printer-udev  1.4.6-1

Versions of packages system-config-printer suggests:
pn  gnome-packagekit-session  <none>

-- no debconf information

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