CUPS: Backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/ipp does not exist!


I use CUPS on oS 11.0 with printer Canon iP4500. I have configured it via Yast and after in CUPS but I finish always with message:

Backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/ipp does not exist!

I tried to google but no answer which can help me. Please, write me what to do.

Thank you,


It is part of the cups package, which I think you have already installed. If you
issue the command ‘ls /usr/lib/cups’, what happens? On my 64-bit system, that
directory does not exist, but /usr/lib64/cups is found.

It shouldn’t be needed, but if you have a 64-bit system, then the command ‘sudo
ln -s /usr/lib64/cups /usr/lib/cups’ might fix it.


/usr/lib/cups/backend exists

file ipp too with 777 rights but 0 bytes


Try reinstalling cups via yast software manager.

out of interest Atilius;

if you go to your file manager;(it should be an icon on your desktop listed as username/home where username is what you selected when you installed your system …

if you click on File System in the list of possibles;
and then usr
and then lib
and then cups;
and then backend

what icons do you get when you do that?

We have 16: from beh,canon, epson, hal, http, ipp, lpd, parallel etc through to usb