Bug#489045: cups: infinite loop, 100%CPU use, while trying to print with HPJetDirect
I'm going to revert severity to grave, since my situation can be considered
- this bug is killing all reasonable print activity locally
- additionally, my fallback mechanism (printing over a large distributed
SMB-based Canon copier network at a remote place)
does __NOT__ work either due to a different very annoying bug
(on an Ubuntu netbook installation):
the GUI says "host check successful", yet printing (via smbspool
backend) is not successful (with unreachable host), whereas awfully
complicated printing via manual shell invocation of smbspool with all its
parameters does work.
Clearly CUPS is FULLY AND ENTIRELY UNUSABLE for me, thus this report
absolutely deserves to be marked blocker'ish.