hpijs/hplip, foomatic-rip, and CUPS 1.2.0

John Merryweather Cooper john_m_cooper at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 17 02:08:36 UTC 2006

Anthony Agelastos wrote:
> On Jul 16, 2006, at 3:19 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
>> For future reference, please don't post to both -ports and -questions.
> Thank you for this clarification.
>> Anthony Agelastos wrote:
>>> Does anyone out there have network printing working with hpijs/hplip 
>>> and
>>> CUPS 1.2.0?
>> Yes. You need to follow the instructions at
>> file:///usr/local/share/doc/hplip-0.9.11/install/step4/cups/net.html
> I do not think I explained my situation very well. This printer (hp 
> LaserJet 1160Le) is connected directly to my FreeBSD server via USB. 
> If I print something logged on the server (via lp for instance), it 
> prints. I wish to print to this printer from all of the computers on 
> my LAN. When I try to print something from one of these computers, 
> that is when it bombs and displays the foomatic-rip error message 
> (foomatic-rip failed).
> The directions on that sheet appear to be if I wanted to print to this 
> network printer that wasn't directly connected to the FreeBSD server. 
> Am I mistaken about this? Also, there is no button on the printer that 
> will print such a page, so I would have to figure out how to find this 
> IP address by other means. I cannot see how to find it in the CUPS web 
> interface. I assume CUPS issues it an IP address.
> The error_log that I have posted on previous threads is attached to 
> this email (the successful print jobs were done locally while the 
> error occurred when I printed to the printer from my MacBook Pro). 
> Does anyone have any suggestions? I should note that prior to the CUPS 
> upgrade to 1.2.0 (and the recent gnutls update), my setup was working 
> (I was able to print from the server itself as well as all of the rest 
> of the computers on my LAN). I have rebuilt all packages several times 
> (except for the OS).
> On my MacBook Pro, when I go to the CUPS web interface, I see the 
> following for the printer:
> hp_LaserJet_1160Le at    HP LaserJet 1160 Foomatic/hpijs 
> (recommended)   
>     Description: hp LaserJet 1160Le
> Location: Den
> Printer State: idle, accepting jobs.
> is the IP address of my FreeBSD server on my LAN. It looks 
> as if Mac OS X 10.4.7 runs CUPS 1.1.23, but I could be mistaken. It 
> has found the printer through Bonjour (zeroconf I believe is another 
> name for it), so I didn't have to do any configuring. Could there be 
> an incompatibility within these versions of CUPS? I have found the 
> following page which lists several issues and talks about how CUPS 
> 1.2.0 is broken in several places. Could one of these be the issue?
> http://www.bsdforums.org/forums/showthread.php?t=42391
>>> On a sidenote, I was having difficulties installing hpijs when hplip 
>>> was
>>> already installed
>> I'm working on that.
> Thank you for your assistance on this.
>> Doug
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You need to restart CUPS when the printer "attaches" via USB or else 
CUPS won't know about the USB port and you'll get this error every time.


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