Escalation - better desktop printing policy (over two years old issue)

Tim Waugh twaugh at redhat.com
Fri Jun 15 09:15:21 UTC 2012


On Fri, 2012-06-15 at 09:30 +0200, valent.turkovic at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi,
> Fedora still has quite strict printing policies even if users choose
> to be a part of Administrator group during installation still need to
> input passwords while changing even the minor printer settings (like
> unpausing). This is still an issue on Fedora 16 and 17, is has been in
> bugzilla for over 2 years:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=596711
> 
> Why are Administrator users being asked for root pasword when editing
> printer options? There is a fix from Fedora wiki page:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Printing/ConfigurationTool
> 
> Please make this fix permanent and enabled by default in Fedora.
> 
> If I'm not mistaken this is the same issue that Linus Torvalds vented
> regarding same issue on OpenSuse -
> https://plus.google.com/102150693225130002912/posts/1vyfmNCYpi5

FWIW, a better way of doing print-to-remote-service is being planned
which requires no special privilege:
  http://cyberelk.net/tim/2012/03/08/session-printing/

(This is no help for print-to-locally-attached-printer though.)

Tim.
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