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

valent.turkovic at valent.turkovic at
Sat Jun 16 13:12:18 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM, Tim Waugh <twaugh at> wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-06-15 at 09:30 +0200, valent.turkovic at 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:
>> Why are Administrator users being asked for root pasword when editing
>> printer options? There is a fix from Fedora wiki page:
>> 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 -
> FWIW, a better way of doing print-to-remote-service is being planned
> which requires no special privilege:
> (This is no help for print-to-locally-attached-printer though.)
> Tim.
> */

OK, but why isn't this easy fix via new policy done, why is it sitting
in bugzilla for over two years?

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