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How to submit bug re: kcontrol printers stops cups working

[Sarge with KDE]

I've found what I think are 2 bugs in the way kcontrol sets up cupsd.conf which stops cupsd running.

kde control center (kcontrol)
   [note 1]
     [Administrator mode]
       Print Server
         Configure Server
             Listen to (by default contains Listen: *.631)
                 enter an address
                 leave port set at default 631 [2]

This will write an erroneous /etc/cups/cupsd.conf file with lines like

Listen *:631
Listen foobar:631

and attempt to restart cupsd which will give an error in /var/log/cups/error_log:

StartListening: Unable to bind socket for address c0a8010a:631 - Cannot assign requested address.

So I think this is a bug with kcontrol, that it writes a broken configuration file which stops cupsd running.

I think it is also a bug(-ette) in cups that the error message it gives is unhelpful, and in /etc/init.d/cupsys that it happily reports that it has restarted cupsd when it hasn't.

(Sorry if this sounds like a rant: you shold see how little hair I now have left :-)

[1] Incidentally at this point a box pops up saying:
Unable to retrieve the printer list. Error message
received from manager:
Connection to CUPS server failed. Check that the CUPS
server is correctly installed and running. Error:
connection refused.
Why does this happen and what does it mean?

[2] yes, I know - now - but I didn't at the time. Anyway the system should check erroneous user input rather than silently bork the print system. IMnshO :-)

John Stumbles

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