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cups-pk-helper problems? (was Re: FC11: Unable to add a printer)

On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 12:12 +0200, Marco Guazzone wrote:
> Wow!! It works!!
> What the hell is it?

Most likely it's some wrinkle with the way cups-pk-helper works.

> Following your tip the root password is asked two times:
> 1. When I press the New button
> 2. When I press the Apply button.
> Do you know if a bug report has been already submitted?

The "extra" time is actually the first one, after clicking New.  After
cups-pk-helper had been developed, CUPS 1.4 introduced an extra
authentication requirement by default for fetching the list of available

So I think there are two things:

1. cups-pk-helper perhaps isn't working right when invoked as root
2. cups-pk-helper needs a PK operation for "fetch device list"


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