Having trouble printing to my HP OJ Pro 8600 all-in-one

Gary Aitken freebsd at dreamchaser.org
Sat Nov 26 04:07:48 UTC 2016

On 11/25/16 20:24, Patrick Mahan wrote:
> On 11/25/16 6:40 PM, Gary Aitken wrote:
>> On 11/25/16 16:46, Patrick Mahan wrote:
>>> On 11/23/16 8:50 PM, Gary Aitken wrote:
>>>> On 11/22/16 21:22, Patrick Mahan wrote:
>>>>> All,
>>>>> I just update my binary packages (after much much pain) since they were
>>>>> so out of date.  One of the items that seemed to drastically was CUPS.
>>>>> I had CUPS-2.0.1 and now have CUPS-2.2.1, but it seems I have lost all
>>>>> printing ability.  I re-installed all available cups packages (except client,
>>>>> can't see where that exists) along with gutenprint and hplip.  I see on
>>>>> the ports page that there a secondary package called hplip-plugins but
>>>>> pkg will not install it as it says it cannot find any package matching
>>>>> that name.
>>>>> Cups sees the printer, it seems up, but when I attempt to print a test
>>>>> page, I get the following error:
>>>>>    Unable to print test page:
>>>>>           Unsupported format "text/plain".
>>>>> Looking in /usr/local/etc/cups and I don't see any definition for
>>>>> "text/plain".  Also, the cups filter in the .ppd for the printer
>>>>> is set to "application/vnd.cups-raster 0 hpcups", but I can find
>>>>> no definition of vnd.cups-raster nor hpcups.

Are you saying you have a mime.types under /usr/local/etc/cups?
These should be in /usr/local/share/cups/mime/mime.types
What are the permissions on it?
$ ls -l /usr/local/share/cups/mime/mime.types
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  6743 Nov  7 08:40 /usr/local/share/cups/mime/mime.types

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