cups problems on 10.3 release both Epson and HP

Gary Aitken freebsd at
Mon Nov 7 18:56:28 UTC 2016

On 11/07/16 04:43, Tijl Coosemans wrote:

>> In /usr/local/libexec/cups/filters there is a foomatic-rip but no 
>> foomatic-rip-hplip.  Where is that supposed to come from?  I would have 
>> guessed print/hplip, but I have that installed.  Is it necessary to clean 
>> out everything somehow and reinstall cups and the other related ports all 
>> at once in order to get the correct supporting files?
> The foomatic-rip-hplip command must be coming from an old ppd file.  In the
> CUPS web interface on the page for the printer, what does it say in the
> Driver field?  It should be something like "HP Officejet Pro 8500 a909g,
> hpcups 3.16.10".  If that's not the case select "Modify Printer" in the
> Administration dropdown and click through the screens until the one where
> you can select the printer model.  Choose one that has "hpcups 3.16.10" in
> its name.
>>> For the Epson printer you'll probably need print/gutenprint-cups.  
>> I added that as well and it still hangs.
> Here the Driver field should include "CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.10".  If that's
> not the case modify the printer and select a model that contains that
> string.

Thanks for your perseverance, making some progress...

I did have older driver versions, but no choice for the newer ones.
I reinstalled all of my ports and now see the following:
  Epson Stylus Pro 3880 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.10
  HP Officejet Pro 8500 a909g, hpcups 3.16.10
The Epson seems to be working ok; I can now print a self-test and a test page.
However, when I go to print a self-test page on the HP I get:
  Unsupported document-format "application/vnd.cups-command"

  # "$Id: mime.types 7670 2008-06-17 22:42:08Z mike $"
      application/vnd.cups-command    string(0,'#CUPS-COMMAND')
  cupsfilters.types contains only the following application* mime types:

I have the following ports installed:
$ pkg info | awk '{ print $1 }' - | grep -E "cups|foo|guten|ghost|hp"

I'm guessing I need cups-pstoraster for the missing piece?
If I try to add 
which also installs
I can't because of conflicts:
  pkg-static: cups-client-2.0.3_2 conflicts with cups-2.2.1
    (installs files into the same place).
    Problematic file: /usr/local/bin/cups-config

It's unclear to me what gets installed from the print/cups port;
I had thought it was a meta-port that would install cups-base and others
depending on the options, but apparently not.  What is the difference 
between print/cups-base and print/cups?

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