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CentOS 7 CUPS: where queue defaults are stored?

Dear Experts,

CentOS 7 outsmarted me (again...).

Could someone tell me where cups print queues' default settings are stored?

In the past I was doing rather trivial thing: I was setting up prototype
machine (making kickstart file based on it), then I was configuring all
printers on prototype machine. After which (with cups daemon stopped) I
was just packing /etc/cups (and maybe /usr/share/cups/model if extra ppd's
were added). Then as a post-install I was just moving /etc/cups off the
way, and unpacking /etc/cups, and all my printer configuration was there
on newly built machine. Not anymore! After done what is described above I
indeed have all printers, but queue defaults a weird: "double sided short
edge" instead of "double sided long edge" as was configured on the
prototype machine. What is more setting off is: recursive grep of /etc
does not reveal files containing these settings (OK, OK, I know, I'm
stupid, I don't know what pattern to grep for, but they are definitely not
in /etc/cups AFAIK, or at leas not as ASCII...).

Any insight into the system with - *cough* *cough* - binary configuration
files?

Incidentally, how do _you_ replicate CUPS configuration on CentOS 7 ?

Thanks a lot for your help !

Valeri

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Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247
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Comments

SOLVED: CentOS 7 CUPS: where queue defaults are stored?

By Valeri Galtsev at 10/09/2015 - 11:57

Dear All,

Please, ignore me. All settings are indeed in /etc/cups.

Solution in my case was: calm down, go across the hallway and get yourself
coffee, drink it and do something else for 5 min (maybe write "person in
distress" e-mail...). And all will be what is expected after that.

Still: is there more elegant way to replicate CUPS configuration, than
just copy /etc/cups ?

Thnaks.
Valeri

On Fri, October 9, 2015 10:39 am, Valeri Galtsev wrote:

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Re: SOLVED: CentOS 7 CUPS: where queue defaults are sto

By Ian Mortimer at 10/09/2015 - 23:04

man lpadmin
man lpoptions