The new cups ports seem to not recognize usb printers on FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE

eculp eculp at encontacto.net
Sat Dec 5 16:48:08 UTC 2009


Quoting Steve Randall <srandall52 at gmail.com>:

> 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.

That certainly make sense to me.  I am now recompiling without libusb.  
  I'll let the list know as soon as I can.

Thanks,

ed




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