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Status: New => Incomplete
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cupsd.conf should not be a dpkg conffile
Status in cups package in Ubuntu:
The cups package ships a default config at /etc/cups/cupsd.conf as a
dpkg conffile, and the CUPS server modifies this file automatically
when settings are changed through GUI tools (e.g., system-config-
printer-gnome). When the user upgrades to a later version of Ubuntu,
there is virtually always a conflict on this conffile if they have
changed any server settings (e.g., enabling printer sharing), and the
user is presented with a dpkg keep/replace dialog.
This is a problem because if the user was not technically savvy enough
to modify the config by hand in the first place, then they are
certainly not technically savvy enough to understand the conffile
keep/replace dialog. This makes upgrading Ubuntu scary for non-
Since the cupsd.conf format does not seem to be undergoing significant
churn, the simplest solution is probably for cupsd.conf to not be a
conffile, which can be achieved easily:
- Stop shipping /etc/cups/cupsd.conf. Continue to ship
- In package postinst, if /etc/cups/cupsd.conf does not exist, copy
/etc/cups/cupsd.conf.default to /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.
If the cupsd.conf format undergoes breaking changes in the future, the
postinst could rewrite /etc/cups/cupsd.conf upon upgrade.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: cups 1.6.1-0ubuntu11
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
Date: Sun Oct 28 16:21:46 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2011-04-30 (547 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
device for Brother-MFC-7220:
device for Brother-MFC-7220-local: usb://Brother/MFC-7220?serial=000M9N259310
MachineType: System76, Inc. Serval Professional
Brother-MFC-7220: Brother MFC7220 for CUPS
Brother-MFC-7220-local: Brother MFC7220 for CUPS
root=UUID=355c2248-a24b-4840-8000-e563ad9d0727 ro quiet splash pcie_aspm=off
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-10-21 (7 days ago)
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Applicable
dmi.board.name: Serval Professional
dmi.board.vendor: System76, Inc.
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Not Applicable
dmi.chassis.vendor: System76, Inc.
dmi.product.name: Serval Professional
dmi.sys.vendor: System76, Inc.
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