[PyKDE] Problem with Socket Inter-Process Communication preventing
HPLIP from faxing
till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 13:52:08 BST 2006
I have a problem with HPLIP and PyQt (python-qt) 3.16. With the update
from 3.14 to 3.16 on Ubuntu Edgy the fax functionality (and perhaps also
other functions) of HPLIP stopped to work. Mandriva 2007 still uses PyQt
3.14 and there faxing with HPLIP works.
HPLIP uses sockets to let the daemon (hpssd) pass data of a print job
sent into a fax queue to the fax GUI (hp-sendfax). The fax GUI does not
receive this data when PyQt 3.16 is used, but it receives and processes
the data correctly when PyQt 3.14 is used.
HPLIP versions are 1.6.7, 1.6.9, and 1.6.10.
Tested operating systems:
Mandriva 2007 (PyQt 3.14): works
Ubuntu Dapper/6.06 (PyQt 3.14): works
Ubuntu Edgy/6.10 (PyQt 3.16): fails
So there is a regression from Ubuntu Dapper to Edgy, faxing
functionality for HP's MF devices gets lost.
See also the Ubuntu bug report on this:
As Ubuntu is already in freeze for the final Edgy, it would be great if
the problem could be fixed by a small patch.
I am grateful for any kind of help.
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