Ticket #397 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

CUPS should probably support lpr -Pprinter2

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: Karmic Deploy (Canceled)
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


For backwards-compatibility reasons, we should continue to support -Pprinter2 in the CUPS world. We don't currently configure these printers on cups.mit.edu; we can either do so, and figure out how to make a queue that duplexes by default, or figure out if this can be auto-generated locally.

One issue to avoid is displaying printer2 printers in the graphical browser.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by quentin

Cups's model for this is a more general solution called 'printer instances'. You can create an instance with:

lpoptions -p printer/duplex -o sides=two-sided-long-edge

and then print to it with

lpr -Pprinter/duplex

I think there's no way to get rid of the slash, however.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by broder

printers.mit.edu does actually have the duplex queues, for what it's worth.

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by broder

  • Status changed from new to proposed

We're switching to printers.mit.edu for cluster machines, which will fix this issue by virtue of printers.mit.edu having generated duplex queues

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by broder

  • Status changed from proposed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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