[Pkg-cups-devel] Bug#376580: NEWS is hard to read
kmuto at debian.org
Wed Jul 5 14:18:03 UTC 2006
At Mon, 03 Jul 2006 21:50:21 +0200,
Tomas Pospisek wrote:
> Package: cupsys
> Version: 1.2.1-2
> Severity: normal
> Tags: patch
> Suggested improvement:
Thank you very much!
I answer to the questions.
> > * The USB backend no longer allows 'usb:/dev/foo' syntax in
> > its configuration under Linux.  You'll have to replace it
> > with the new device ID syntax as follows: . Use 'lsusb' to
> > see what device IDs your printers have. 
> > * The 'Port'/'Listen' parameters have again been merged into
> > the 'Browsing' configuration parameter. Therefore the accompanying
> > debconf configuration interface has been removed. Consider using
> > CUPS' web interface for configuration tasks. 
>  I'd omit "since 1.2.1-1", because the user will only see the NEWS
>  Unfortunately a moderately quick search didn't tell me how
> USB "device ID"s look like or where they are documented. If there
> isn't any good example on how device IDs look like then saying
> "You'll have to replace it with the new device ID syntax documented
> at [file|http://some.place]documentation.html
>  I unfortunately didn't understand the phrase "usb backend will show
> device IDs of active USB printers." at all. What do you mean by the
> usb backend"? Maybe 'lsusb'?
Hm, it's bit hard to describe.
USB device name is introduced from usb backend and udev system
For example, usb://Canon/MP730
The easist way to know this name is to use CUPS Web interface
(http://localhost:631). Web interface shows detected printers,
so user can just add it or modify the device name to use new
style via "Modify Printer" button.
Another option is to run usb command at shell prompt.
direct usb://Canon/MP730 "Canon MP730" "Canon MP730 USB #1" "MFG:Canon;CMD:BJL,BJRaster3,BSCC,TXT01;MDL:MP730;CLS:PRINTER;DES:Canon MP730;VER:1.01;STA:10;"
2nd column is new device name.
If you can describe this situation more understandable way for NEWS file,
I'll thank you and happily use it.
>  As said in  when a user will be updating the cupsys package, she
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