EHLO folks. I am in need of some advice regarding CUPS. Until the 12th of December 09, I had nicely running CUPS 1.4.2 system on 11.2 SuSE. I apparently blindly authorized YaST via the Updater applet to “update” CUPS. What I am left with is a dysfunctional mixed bag of 1.4.2 and 1.3.11 and I need to know how to best fix this mess.
W [14/Dec/2009:18:50:10 -0500] [Job 17] Failed to read side-channel request!
E [14/Dec/2009:18:53:49 -0500] Unknown configuration directive MakeModel on line 6 of printers.conf.
<cups port 631 web admin UI anomalies, as seen on Firefox tabs>
“cups Home - CUPS 1.4.2”
“Administration - CUPS 1.3.11”
“Classes - CUPS 1.3.11”
“Help - CUPS 1.3.11”
…& probably many others I have yet to notice.
I initially went to YaST to back out the packages I noted in the “/var/log/YaST2/y2log”, but after seeing some ugly dependency warnings, I backed out and thought I should get some advice
Ah, I see where I lost you. I was, for some reason, seeing 1.4.2 in the cups-blah-blah-1.3.11-4.2.1.i586 packaging. 1.4.2 != 4.2.1. I blame dyslexia and late nights.
In any case, my problem remains. Right after I built my 11.2 SuSE system, I downloaded, compiled, and installed CUPS 1.4.2 from cups.org and all was well (printing worked well, no web admin errors). I may have done this right over the top of whatever base CUPS packages I had loaded on the SuSE install, so that could have been my first mistake.
A few days ago, however, the updater scrogged my installation because I didn’t pay attention to the CUPS packages it had queued up. Since my 1.4.2 wasn’t on my system via rpm packaging, I am guessing (correct me if I am mistaken) that YaST/rpm never saw the 1.4.2 CUPS.
Is my best course of action to remove all my cups related rpm’s listed earlier and recompile/make/install the 1.4.2? Would hplip break if I remove cups rpms?