I have forwarded the info to the Debian maintainers Guido Günther, see
He would like to see the patch upstreamed ...
@Till, @shemgp could you please propose your patch to upstream?
Furthermore, could you please arrange with the Debian maintainer in
order to have handle this across Debian and Ubuntu?
** Bug watch added: Debian Bug tracker #698504
** Also affects: cups-pk-helper (Debian) via
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Deleting or stopping print jobs does not work
Status in gnome-control-center:
Status in cups-pk-helper package in Ubuntu:
Status in cups-pk-helper source package in Bionic:
Status in cups-pk-helper package in Debian:
Deleting or stopping print jobs through the "gnome-control-center ->
printers" menu is not possible.
(Black rectangle for stopping can be pressed, nothing happens.)
Deleting with cups via webinterface does work. ( http://localhost:631/
Please let me know which information to provide.
The most intuitive way for users to maintain printers and look after
print jobs is the printing part of the GNOME Control Center. As this
tool makes use of cups-pk-helper for authentication, a lot of its
functionality is not working dur to the non-working in cups-pk-helper
This way a key functionality in Ubuntu Desktop is not working which
may people turn away from Linux on the desktop.
Do job operations (remove, move to other printer, ...) with print jobs
using the printing tool of GNOME Control Center ("Devices" ->
"Printers"). You will see that most or all of these operations do not
They will work after installing this update.
cups-pk-helper is only used by some graphical user interfaces for
printer operations, like the mentioned GNOME tool. It does not impact
printing itself, CUPS command line operations, or the CUPS web admin
Also the changes on cups-pk-helper are not done in its code or its way
how it works but only in its configuration (using a system user).
This way the regression potential is low.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.2.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-16.28-generic 3.0.17
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-16-generic x86_64
Date: Fri Feb 17 16:47:32 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-12-17 (61 days ago)
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