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FS#62360 - [cups] 2.2.11-1 breaks samsung printers

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Christoph Gysin (christoph.gysin) - Monday, 15 April 2019, 19:07 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 14:17 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Upstream Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No



cups-2.2.11 removed support for an unused keyword in PPD files. It turns out, Samsung has relied on (abused) this in their drivers.

First reported on AUR:

After bisecting since 2.2.10, the offending commit is:

Reported upstream here:

Unfortunately, upstream closed it and blames Samsung. Fair enough, but our users are now left with broken printers.

Could we revert the offending commit in cups until either upstream sees the light or Samsung releases updated drivers?
This task depends upon

Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 14:17 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Monday, 15 April 2019, 19:32 GMT
Please report this to the Samsung devs to fix their ppd drivers.
Comment by Christoph Gysin (christoph.gysin) - Monday, 15 April 2019, 20:54 GMT
There is now a fix on master:

Could we backport that to 2.2.11?

Samsung printer department has been sold to HP, so not sure if anyone still supports these drivers :(
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 05:27 GMT
Please test with 2.2.11-2 from testing repo.
Comment by Lionel LE MADEC (lionux) - Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 13:48 GMT
Hello Andreas,
My Samsung CLP-320 works fine with cups-2.2.11-2 from testing repo :-)