Steps to reproduce:
1. Upgrade from cups 1.5.3 to cups 1.6.1
2. Print x copies of a document
Actual Results: x**2 copies of the document are printed
Expected results: x copies of the document are printed
Ever since I upgraded to CUPS 1.6.1 I have had a problem when I try to print multiple copies. It appears that it's trying to print the square of the number that I actually need.
A few days ago I was a bit startled when my 40 copies (of a one page file) used up a ream of paper before I canceled it. Today I watched the printer more closely, and there was about a quarter of an inch of paper in the output tray when the screen on the printer changed from "processing 1 of 40" to "processing 2 of 40." It appears that CUPS is creating one big file with all 40 copies in it, sending it to the printer and instructing the printer to make 40 copies.
Our printer is set to duplex all print jobs, but when it's just a single page being printed, that shouldn't make any difference. When they all get bundled together you get the odd situation of every page having the same thing on front and back.
Reversion to 1.5.3 fixes the problem.
I had been seeing this problem as well. The problem appears to be something to do with in printer and/or out-of-printer collation. While this problem (of x^2 prints) disappeared a while back, something in collation is still messed up, I cannot collate right now (I prefer to collate in my printers, but nothing is collating). I'm not absolutely sure when the x^2 problem stopped, but I believe it was when cups-filters was updated to version 1.0.24 (at least that's the only change in my printing system between now and then)
Please test 1.6.2
still no dice, and further, it takes longer to print the labels than it does to burn cds or dvds that the labels go on.
*** Bug 458980 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
OK let's reflect the fact that the "square printing" got fixed sometime
Ok this is certainly annoying but not really a stable blocker.
How about current 1.7.1-r1 and cups-filters (whic verision)?
(In reply to Andreas K. Hüttel from comment #7)
> How about current 1.7.1-r1 and cups-filters (whic verision)?