Bug#846620: gnome-control-center: Setting up a local non-raw print queue may not be wise

Brian Potkin claremont102 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 17:49:48 UTC 2016

Source: gnome-control-center
Version: 1:3.22.1-1
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream

When choosing to add a printer with "+" or "Add a Printer" the dnssd
backend of CUPS is run in discovery mode. Making a selection and
activating "Add" causes a local print queue to be set up using a PPD
which is on the system and suitable.

This is probably what is exactly wanted if the selected device is a
printer. If the device is a non-raw print queue advertised by a
remote CUPS server there will be filtering of the job on the client
and possible further filtering on the server. If the server does not
recognise the incoming MIME media type the job will not be printed.

A good rule of thumb is to have filtering always taking place on the
server and never on the client. Please consider making g-c-c do this
to ensure successful printing when it sets up a local queue. s-c-p
gets this right.



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