[arch-general] Cups 1.6 printer discovery

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 15:33:57 EDT 2012

On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 8:31 PM, Denis A. Altoé Falqueto
<denisfalqueto at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 4:23 PM, mike cloaked <mike.cloaked at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Now that cups 1.6 is in core - I have been struggling to get my laptop
>> to "see" a shared printer attached by usb to another machine on the
>> same network - previously if port 631 was open on all machines in the
>> network then cups seemed to make the printer visible on all local
>> machines.
>> I have been reading that avahi-daemon needs to be running for printer
>> discovery to work with the new version of cups but I have not been
>> able to get my laptop to see the cups shared printer on a desktop
>> elsewhere in the same network - does anyone have a link to the key
>> steps in the config to get this working?
>> I did read that under the new system avahi needs to be running on both
>> server and client - but in my case the "server" machine is linux but
>> not arch and still running cups version <1.6 and is not currently
>> running avahi....
>> Any advice gratefully received.
> An easy advice is not update CUPS on your Arch box until you can
> update your server. You can use IgnorePkg in /etc/pacman.conf.

Yes that is true but it is nice to be up to the cutting edge - so
learning how to work with the new version would be useful - and of
course I could simply revert cups to the previous version....
mike c

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