The new cups ports seem to not recognize usb printers on
srandall52 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 15:36:54 UTC 2009
On Sat, 05 Dec 2009 07:41:38 -0600
eculp <eculp at encontacto.net> wrote:
> Quoting "Brian W." <brian at brianwhalen.net>:
> > Dirk Meyer wrote:
> >> eculp schrieb:,
> >>> would seem that I'm going to have to upgrade all my 7.2-STABLE
> >>> servers to either 8.0 or 9.0 that all have usb printers that are
> >>> being shared by others through cups.
> >> Please update the ports and try again.
> >> I would like to know if using libusb solves your problems.
libusb is the cause of the problem.
> Thanks, Dirk. My ports, src, kernel, lib, are completely up to date
> on all my 7.2 machines. Daily, I' ve been cvsuping and rebuilding all
> for the last week.
> cvsup - make buildworld - make buildkernel - make installkernel -
> make installworld - portmaster -a
> This is in addition to having rebuild all cups related ports multiple
> times. If I need to do something to "use libusb", I haven't. maybe
> that is the problem.
I should have thought of this sooner.
The best and final (I think) solution is to add --disable-libusb to the
configuration options in cups-base/Makefile and rebuild.
I tested this on 8.0 rather than 7, and didn't try printing, but I
verified that the USB backend sees the traditional /dev/ulptx
device rather than using libusb, so I think it will work for you.
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