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FS#31420 - [chromium] Full CUPS seem to be a dependency for Chromium.

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by James (JRMoore) - Wednesday, 05 September 2012, 11:07 GMT
Last edited by Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis) - Tuesday, 05 March 2013, 17:08 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 6
Private No


I'm currently running Chromium in a XFCE environment, since I don't have any printers I don't have the package cups installed (although libcups is). Today I wanted to save as PDF a webpage so I clicked on the "Print..." option in the menu. Chromium froze without even showing the printing dialog, I had to use "pkill -9" to terminate the process. With cups package and dependencies installed the situation is the same unless its daemon (cupsd) is running.

I think cups package is a dependency for chromium, wouldn't know if hard or soft but if clicking on an option leads to a program's crash I'd say it's a hard one.
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Closed by  Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Tuesday, 05 March 2013, 17:08 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  chromium 25.0.1364.152-2
Comment by Alex Matviychuk (alexmat) - Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 22:45 GMT
I have the same issue, dwm+chromium x86_64

Everything worked fine a couple builds ago and I could save to file when hitting print. Now it just freezes.

This is all I could find related to this, but it's old:
Comment by Dan (quasi) - Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 00:40 GMT
I am also experiencing this Chromium lockup issue with print functions; likewise no CUPS installed, using XFCE.
Comment by sledge (sledge) - Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 13:23 GMT
bump; gnome-shell here, no cups

To watch:

to ease the pain and kill chromium fast, just right-click on the active tab from which you have called the Print dialog (assuming Ctrl+P or page's JavaScript did it)
Comment by Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis) - Saturday, 22 December 2012, 17:50 GMT
I have filed a bug against gtk2 but haven't received any response yet:
Comment by Joseph Falconite (jfalco) - Thursday, 03 January 2013, 14:20 GMT
Same here. i3 + chromium x86_64. Maybe add cups as an optional dep?
Comment by Robert Orzanna (orschiro) - Monday, 25 February 2013, 08:12 GMT
Same problem with Cinnamon and Chromium without having CUPS installed. What I do not understand, though, why Firefox is unaffected and prints PDFs without CUPS whilst Chromium is not able to do so.
Comment by Csaba Henk (csheemea) - Sunday, 03 March 2013, 00:56 GMT
This issue seems to have got a fix recently:

could you consider taking in this patch until upstream makes a stable release with it?
Comment by Csaba Henk (csheemea) - Sunday, 03 March 2013, 21:54 GMT
I've just rebuilt chromium with above patch included (see attached PKGBUILD diff). I can confirm it works, on my CUPS-less system I'm able to print to file again and the browser does not hang!
Comment by Robert Orzanna (orschiro) - Tuesday, 05 March 2013, 15:51 GMT
Thanks Csaba. I will definitely try it out. Though I would also like to see this being packaged in the official package.