hpijs/hplip, foomatic-rip, and CUPS 1.2.0

John Merryweather Cooper john_m_cooper at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 17 03:19:19 UTC 2006

Anthony Agelastos wrote:
> On Jul 16, 2006, at 10:08 PM, John Merryweather Cooper wrote:
>> 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.
> I just did a /usr/local/etc/rc.d/cupsd restart and then printed 
> something from my laptop. Same error.
> dell# lpstat -t
> scheduler is running
> no system default destination
> device for Create_PDF: cups-pdf:/
> device for hp_LaserJet_1160Le: /dev/ulpt0
> Create_PDF accepting requests since Sun Jun 25 11:27:52 2006
> hp_LaserJet_1160Le accepting requests since Sun Jul 16 22:36:15 2006
> printer Create_PDF is idle.  enabled since Sun Jun 25 11:27:52 2006
> printer hp_LaserJet_1160Le is idle.  enabled since Sun Jul 16 22:36:15 
> 2006
>         /usr/local/libexec/cups/filter/foomatic-rip failed
> hp_LaserJet_1160Le-30   iqgrande          7168   Sun Jul 16 22:36:02 2006
>> jmc
What are the permissions/ownership on /dev/ulpt0?


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