Bug#347264: Incorrect *Manufacturer string
On Wed, 11 Jan 2006, Pascal De Vuyst wrote:
> For the above reasons hplip-ppd should provide HPLIP PPDs and
> foomatic-filters-ppds should not.
HPLIP provides *HP* PPDs. This includes all hpijs ones, and all postscript
ones. I am not about to deal with the mess of shipping a different set of
PPDs than upstream (I can deal with shipping all, or shipping none). The
reason for this is user confusion, which I am wary of increasing.
> We should not remove all HP PPDs from packages providing PPDs since there
> are other binary gs drivers (e.g. pcl3) for use with HP printers where PPDs
> are provided by foomatic-filter-ppds.
You'll have to verify if HPLIP is not providing those... If they are
supported by HP, it probably does.
> Roger Leigh has a good point here.
> HPLIP PPDs already use the above Foomatic approach so that's no problem.
Only in CVS, I didn't upload the packages not screwing up with the
Manufacturer's field yet.
> So if PPDs are named e.g. "HP-DeskJet_520-hpijs.ppd.gz" and are located in
As I said, there are ppds for other drivers than hpijs, including pure
> I think Debian should lead the way here by providing unified naming for PPDs
> which opens possibilities for GUI tools that are currently not possible.
> Perhaps a bug should be filed against foomatic-db to get this changed
It *will* have to be changed upstream if you want to change names. But only
the case is weird in HP's case, and that I can deal with.
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