[Printing-architecture] Ubuntu Natty the first distribution which does automatic download of binary printer driver packages

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp
Fri Mar 4 01:29:51 PST 2011

Hi Till,

Saito-san and I have been looking at how well the automatic download
works when behind a proxy.  Short story: it doesn't.  The long story
follows below.

Till Kamppeter <till.kamppeter at gmail.com> writes:

> for testing the automatic driver download on current Natty [...]
> apply the patch attached to my previous mail [...]
> 0001-Activated-and-fixed-testing-mode-for-device-ID-drive.patch

We upgraded Natty on 2011-03-03 and applied your patch to
> cupsctl FileDevice=yes
> cd /usr/share/system-config-printer/
> python newprinter.py --setup-printer=file:/tmp/printout 
> --devid="MFG:Epson;MDL:Stylus NX110;"

That's what we did.  We've been looking at jockey debug logs, wireshark
network traffic captures and the jockey code trying to figure out where
things went wrong.  According to the logs, the query of the OpenPrinting
DB went just fine.  It's getting the fingerprint that bombs.  Using wget
to fetch the fingerprint in the same environment works fine.

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