Fwd: CUPS vs lpt0

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Wed Jul 25 01:18:36 UTC 2007

I originally sent this to the CUPS maintainer and got a "that would be 
nice" reply to the last part, so I'm wondering how hard it would be to 
do :)

Recently I have had trouble using CUPS and I tracked it down to the fact 
that CUPS [now] appears to access device nodes as a non-root user. 
Unfortunately this conflicts with the standard permissions 
for /dev/lpt0.

Do you have an opinion on the correct solution? I have 
an /etc/devfs.rules file with this in it..
add path 'lpt*' group cups mode 660

And have this in /etc/rc.conf..

but this is annoying to have to remember to do for a new install.

I wonder if an lpt group should be created by default and then the CUPS 
user can be a member.


Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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