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

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 09:36:28 PST 2011

Tim, I have attached the patch of the last fix for the upstream repository.


On 03/12/2011 05:21 PM, Till Kamppeter wrote:
> I have done test 3 and found a bug. I have fixed it in -0ubuntu6. Please
> do your tests with that version.
> Till
> On 03/11/2011 06:45 PM, Till Kamppeter wrote:
>> Tim, thanks. I have updated the Ubuntu package now (0ubuntu5).
>> Can everyonne please test again (with fully updated Natty) whether
>> auto-download of drivers works in all cases:
>> 1. Plug printer to USB and turn it on.
>> 2. Leave the printer on USB plugged and turned on, remove the
>> auto-generated queue(s) and uninstall the auto-installed driver.
>> Then start system-config-printer, click "+ Add", select the USB from
>> the list of detected printers and go through the new printer wizard.
>> 3. Right-click the icon of the printer installed from the last test,
>> click "Properties in the pop-up menu and in the Properties dialog
>> click the "Change" button for make and model. Change the driver to
>> any local one, like Gutenprint. Then uninstall the auto-downloaded
>> driver package. Now go intp the Properties dialog again and click
>> "Change" for make and model. Choose the original printer make and
>> model (the one which could automatically chosen in the first 2
>> tests). Does somewhere on the way an automatic driver download get
>> triggered?
>> 4. Uninstall the auto-installed package from the previous tests and
>> remove the print queues. Disconnect the printer from the USB and
>> connect it to the network (wired or wireless does not matter, but
>> for wireless the printer needs to be configured to connect to the
>> router). Now start system-config-printer, click "+ Add" and in the
>> list open the section for network printers. Wait around 15 sec until
>> the spinning circle at the lower left disappears. Now choose the
>> printer under the network printers and follow the rest of the
>> wizard's steps.
>> 5. Do the steps of test 3 with your network printer queue from test 4.
>> Does the automatic driver download happen in all these steps?
>> Till
>> On 03/11/2011 05:59 PM, Tim Waugh wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2011-03-11 at 17:15 +0100, Till Kamppeter wrote:
>>>> Tim, the patch to fix this (and which I have applied to the Ubuntu
>>>> package) is attached./ Please apply it also upstream. Thanks.
>>> Thanks. Actually some of these are incorrect, so I've applied a patch
>>> that fixes the correct part and have removed the incorrect code.
>>> diff --git a/newprinter.py b/newprinter.py
>>> index 0d58a40..fa113cc 100644
>>> --- a/newprinter.py
>>> +++ b/newprinter.py
>>> @@ -637,6 +637,8 @@ class NewPrinterGUI(GtkGUI):
>>> if self.dialog_mode == "ppd":
>>> devid = self.device.id
>>> + if not self.devid:
>>> + self.devid = devid
>>> if not devid:
>>> devid = None
>>> This entire block is stale code I think. If self.dialog_mode is "ppd",
>>> self.device.id is definitely unset (we only created self.device a few
>>> lines above).
>>> @@ -655,6 +657,8 @@ class NewPrinterGUI(GtkGUI):
>>> include_schemes=schemes,
>>> reply_handler=self.change_ppd_got_devs,
>>> error_handler=self.change_ppd_got_devs)
>>> + if self.devid:
>>> + devid = self.devid
>>> No, that's not right. The reason is that the getDevices() call
>>> immediately above these new lines is asynchronous. The reason we're
>>> calling getDevices() at all here is precisely in order to get the Device
>>> ID for the device we're changing the PPD of, because we don't already
>>> have it.
>>> Here's the patch that fixes the problem. Another patch is in master
>>> that removes the stale code.
>>> Tim.
>>> */

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