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Bug 84611 - CUPS printing from remote client -o options are removed
Summary: CUPS printing from remote client -o options are removed
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Printing (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Printing Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-09 02:33 UTC by Darren Miller
Modified: 2006-01-14 11:15 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Darren Miller 2005-03-09 02:33:13 UTC
Printing from Linux client using cups to a central CUPS print server the -o options described in documentation for commandline print specification are stipped and removed reverting the job to the defaults of the print server.

i.e. on machine a I submit a test print # echo "A3 Test" | lp -d pr030 -o media=A3

the print job submits and prints but the -o media specification is lost resulting in the output printing on A4

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create print server using CUPS and add a printer capable of A3 and A4 print media
2.on a networked client connect to the remote printer using lpadmin (lpadmin -p printer -v lpd://server/printer) obviously enable and accept the printer
3.test the printer (echo "A3 test" | lp -d printer -o media=A3)

Actual Results:  
Print output prints in A4 regardless of additional options.

Expected Results:  
Output should pass -o options and print according to printer specifics 
specified in this example on A3 media
Comment 1 Stefan Schweizer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-12-26 01:15:28 UTC
Do you have any idea where the problem is? In cups or in lp? DOes it work locally? Is there a patch available? Is this even known upstream?
Comment 2 Stefan Schweizer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-01-14 11:15:13 UTC
Please submit this upstream or give me some info, maybe with a patch ..