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

Patrick Mahan mahan at mahan.org
Sat Nov 26 06:12:20 UTC 2016

On 11/25/16 8:07 PM, Gary Aitken wrote:
> 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 so out of date.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

Um, no...

>From my earlier email -

mahan at gypsy-new-~ 6 > grep "text/plain" /usr/local/share/cups/mime/*.types
/usr/local/share/cups/mime/mime.types:text/plain                        txt

The location of mime.types is where it should be.

The permissions are -

gypsy-new# ls -l /usr/local/share/cups/mime/mime.types
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  6743 Nov 19 18:08 /usr/local/share/cups/mime/mime.types

Here are the *.types in /usr/local/etc/cups/

gypsy-new# find /usr/local/etc/cups -name "*.types"

So I'm still not sure why this is broken now.  Is there someway to enable
debugging in the filter handling?



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