print/cups-base 1.2.0_2 and locally connected printer

Heino Tiedemann rotkaps_spam_trap at
Mon Jul 3 20:28:33 UTC 2006

"Bruce A. Mah" <bmah at> wrote:

> If memory serves me right, David MAREC wrote:
>> Is there new device policies defined by cups ?
> I noticed that the cups port now installs a cups user and group.  I
> infer from that change that some portion of cups now runs as a
> non-privileged user, and that if you're driving a parallel port, it
> needs to writable (readable too?) by the new cups user.
> (I encountered this problem on my RELENG_6/i386 print server machine,
> made /dev/lpt0 owned by cups:cups, and it worked. 

root:cups is also workig (rw-rw----).


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