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Re: repeat of previous question that has goneunansweredseveraltimes.

On 5/1/23 16:00, debian-user@howorth.org.uk wrote:
gene heskett <gheskett@shentel.net> wrote:

I'd think I could start by comparing cupsd.conf's, but miss And I
can't see the trees for all this forest in the way in both, but
missing is a client.conf. I think... But that is probably whats
wrong, me thinking.

Your directory listings showed that both had a ppd directory, but you
didn't show the content of those directories. Since your error message
was specifically that it couldn't find the PPD, the first thing I'd do
is compare those two directories.

The ppd dirs are empty.

And if a copy/paste from this machine, hosting the printers fixes it on the other bullseye machines so these printers are available to whomever wants to use them, like geany or okular etc, can we create a cups bug entry? Perms on those empty ppd dirs are:
gene@bpi54:~$ ls -l /etc/cups
total 80
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    30 Apr  8 20:07 client.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 30456 Apr 14 03:14 cups-browsed.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  6486 Apr 30 05:09 cupsd.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  3047 May 23  2022 cups-files.conf
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root  4096 May 23  2022 interfaces
drwxr-xr-x 2 root lp    4096 May 23  2022 ppd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   240 Oct 15  2022 raw.convs
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   211 Oct 15  2022 raw.types
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   142 May 23  2022 snmp.conf
drwx------ 2 root lp    4096 May 23  2022 ssl
-rw-r----- 1 root lp      93 Feb  6 23:41 subscriptions.conf
-rw-r----- 1 root lp     335 Feb  6 23:35 subscriptions.conf.O
gene@bpi54:~$ ls -l /etc/cups/ppd
total 0

So it looks to me like cups, to add a printer, needs to be either root, ask a sudo pw, or be a member of group lp.

But group lp is bereft of any other members with "lp:x:7:" as its one and only member, but cups on these machines has yet to ask me for a pw. This looks like it could be part of the original show stopper problem?
Or, am I overthinking this again?

Cheers, Gene Heskett.
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