print/cups-base 1.2.0_2 and locally connected printer

Rick Voland rpvoland at
Tue Jul 4 02:49:47 UTC 2006

Heino Tiedemann wrote:
> "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----).
> Heino
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This message suggests a solution that involves changing permissions on
(also an issue for usb printers)

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Add following lines to /etc/devfs.rules:

add path 'lpt*' mode 0660 group cups

And following to /etc/rc.conf:


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Also, you can check out this Problem Report that is cited in the above


Rick Voland
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