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Bug 634048 - net-print/cups[zeroconf] is unable to find printers served as dnssd:// if sys-auth/nss-mdns is not installed and configured
Summary: net-print/cups[zeroconf] is unable to find printers served as dnssd:// if sys...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Printing Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-11 20:34 UTC by Pacho Ramos
Modified: 2018-01-04 16:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2017-10-11 20:34:55 UTC
I was trying to configure a Canon Pixma MG 3650 printer connected via WiFi. It wasn't working, when I was adding it from localhost:631, it was recognized but, later, when trying to print the test page, it fails as printer becomes "unreachable".

Googling a lot, I found that I need to install sys-auth/nss-mdns and configure it for ipv4 its ebuild suggests.

Personally, I think that cups should at least give a hint about this requirement or, maybe, a warning message could suggest people to install and configure nss-mdns when they are on a local network without a better DNS server

Thanks a lot
Comment 1 Thymo van Beers 2018-01-04 16:48:52 UTC
It also took me some time to find out I needed sys-auth/nss-mdns.

I'm of the opinion that it will be very beneficial to put up a note for other users.