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Re: stretch-backport for cups-pdf 3.0.1-5



The fix for this is described here:

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=847462#72

Basically, making CUPS-PDF use a different renderer restored the text
search capability. The fix that was merged in 3.0.1-3 was simply a
change in the postinstall loop that auto-creates the PDF queue. You
can manually do the same:

lpadmin -x PDF

lpadmin -p PDF -v cups-pdf:/ -E -o pdftops-renderer-default=pdftocairo
-m lsb/usr/cups-pdf/CUPS-PDF.ppd

... then configure the page formatting options in CUPS' administration
page as usual.

Martin-Éric

to 13. syysk. 2018 klo 14.53 Rich Mack (ra.mack@yahoo.com) kirjoitti:
>
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for responding. It was a bug fixed in 3.0.1-5;Debian Bug report logs - #658004 cups-pdf:  usage prevents text content search
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=658004
>
> Looks like cups-pdf-3.1.0-5 is in Testing and Sid, however, I run Stable. It isn't in Stretch or backports.
>
> Thanks,
> Rich
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:34:04 PM MDT, Martin-Éric Racine <martin-eric.racine@iki.fi> wrote:
>
>
> Hey,
>
> I would really like to know what fix is needed to justify pushing a
> major code update onto stable-updates.
>
> Martin-Éric
> to 13. syysk. 2018 klo 2.40 Rich Mack (ra.mack@yahoo.com) kirjoitti:
>
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have recently posted a request for a stretch-backport for cups-pdf 3.0.1-5, here:
> > https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports/2018/09/msg00036.html
> >
> > Instead of a backport, the responses to the request were to contact the maintainer(s).  Would "push a upload into stable main repository via proposed-updates mechanism" be a possibility?
> >
> > The response from Boyuan Yang, byang@debian.org:
> > ***
> > Have you talked with the current maintainer of cups-pdf already?If not,
> > please consult with them and see if we could push a upload into stable main
> > repository via proposed-updates mechanism. If the fix is trivial, a minimal
> > patch on top of current stable cups-pdf source would be highly appreciated
> > instead of preparing a fresh new upstream version (which is also likely to be
> > rejected by the Release Team). If you have already talked with the printing
> > team, their suggestion on such backport upload would be valuable too.
> >
> > Thank you and looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Boyuan Yang
> > ***
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Rich
> >
> >
> >


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