CUPS and error

Updated to CUPS 1.4.3 from printing repository and was getting this while page test printing:

/usr/bin/lp: Unsupported format 'application/postscript'!

Downgraded to 1.3.11 and it was solved. Any ideas?

openSUSE 11.2 x86_64, KDE 4.4.3

Was here any reason why you were trying to use the printing repo version of CUPS? Not sure if it will come down to a packaging error.

FWIW, after a quick online search, I found various references to users trying to print in RAW format, with similar errors reported. It was suggested that a solution is to check /etc/cups/mime.* files and uncomment a line at the end looks like


then restart cups with

rccups restart

Other than that, I think I would be checking out bug reports on the topic. Thats about all I can offer.

#application/octet-stream	application/vnd.cups-raw	0	-

Thats what is says, what should i change?

And there is no real purpose on updating CUPS, other than fixing bugs.

Try uncommenting (ie remove the ‘#’ comment symbol). You’ll need root privileges to edit of course. Then restart CUPS.

I guess updating for security fixes makes sense, but I don’t usually update CUPS within a release (unless there was a bug affecting me directly of course).