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Bug#392052: More info from someone with same problem

I also recently (2006-10-22) did a dist-upgrade and started experiencing the same problem described here: nothing in KDE would print any more, and I saw the same error when looking at Printers in the KDE Control Center:

"Connection to CUPS server failed. Check that the CUPS server is correctly installed and running. Error: localhost: read failed (15)."

However, I am using the testing distribution, so my kdeprint is still version 3.5.4-2+b1, and kdebase is still 3.5.4-2. On other words, kdeprint has not changed for some time on my machine. What *did* change on my machine as a result of the dist-upgrade is most of the other KDE components (to 3.5.5). So I suspect the problem actually lies elsewhere (I don't know where).

In response to the last poster, I looked at my "~/.kde/share/config/kdeprintrc" file. It also has not changed in a long time, but I started playing with it to see if I could modify it to fix the problem. I found that this line in the "[CUPS]" section causes it to fail:


But if I change that line to this, it works(!):


My machine has /etc/hosts set up correctly for localhost:

  $ host localhost
  localhost has address

So. This seems to indicate that some other KDE component in 3.5.5, other than kdeprint, has somehow broken the ability for hostnames to be resolved from kdeprintrc.

Does that makes sense? Not to me. Hope it's useful to someone else.... If anyone cares, I can send along my /var/log/dpkg to show the exact 383 packages that were upgraded when the problem started.

Robert L Mathews, Tiger Technologies    http://www.tigertech.net/

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