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Mac OS X iPrinter encountered a problem trying to install the printer

Hi,

I am trying to make iPrint work with Intel based Macs.

Mac OS X 10.4.9, NW6.5SP6 SB, iPrint Client 4.26, iprntnw65sp6f.

The client installs fine and is listed in Safari Installed Plug-ins as
iPrint Plug-in 1.26.0 - Provides iPrint client services for Mac. -
from file "iPrint.plugin".

PPDs are uploaded into the Broker in iManager in IE6 on a Windows
station with no error messages and are associated with respective
printers.

When I try to install a printer iPrint client asks for credentials and
then after a short period of processing produces a message window:
"iPrinter encountered a problem trying to install the printer
The filter(s) specified in the PPD could not be found / resolved."

I have tried various PPDs, tried restarting the ndpsm and broker,
tried restarting Mac. Tried on another Mac. The error is very
consistent.

Any ideas?

Thank you,
Vladimir Mikhelson

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Re: Mac OS X iPrinter encountered a problem trying to install theprinter

vmikhelson@aol.com wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am trying to make iPrint work with Intel based Macs.
>
> Mac OS X 10.4.9, NW6.5SP6 SB, iPrint Client 4.26, iprntnw65sp6f.
>
> The client installs fine and is listed in Safari Installed Plug-ins as
> iPrint Plug-in 1.26.0 - Provides iPrint client services for Mac. -
> from file "iPrint.plugin".
>
> PPDs are uploaded into the Broker in iManager in IE6 on a Windows
> station with no error messages and are associated with respective
> printers.
>
> When I try to install a printer iPrint client asks for credentials and
> then after a short period of processing produces a message window:
> "iPrinter encountered a problem trying to install the printer
> The filter(s) specified in the PPD could not be found / resolved."
>
> I have tried various PPDs, tried restarting the ndpsm and broker,
> tried restarting Mac. Tried on another Mac. The error is very
> consistent.


Hi Vladimir,
Where did you get the PPD files from? This particular error stems from
a PPD that references a CUPS filter that is either not installed on the
Mac or not where the PPD says it should be.

If the printer you're using is one that the Mac supports already, you
shouldn't have any problems with the PPD that is on the Mac. Go to
/Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/en.lproj
and find the file that matches your printer. (You could use XX.lproj if
you would rather use a PPD translated to a language other than English).
Copy it somewhere else, like your Desktop, then gunzip the file, and
rename the resulting file to have a .ppd extension if it doesn't already.

I'll give you an example for the HP Color LaserJet 4500
Open up the Terminal application.
cp '/Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/en.lproj/HP Color LaserJet
4500.gz' ~/Desktop
gunzip ~/Desktop/'HP Color LaserJet 4500.gz'
mv ~/Desktop/'HP Color LaserJet 4500' ~/Desktop/'HP Color LaserJet 4500.ppd'

Hope that helps.
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Re: Mac OS X iPrinter encountered a problem trying to install the printer

On Mar 22, 1:44 pm, iPrint Linux <l...@iprint.novell.com> wrote:
> vmikhel...@aol.com wrote:
> > Hi,

>
> > I am trying to make iPrint work with Intel based Macs.

>
> >MacOSX10.4.9, NW6.5SP6 SB, iPrint Client 4.26, iprntnw65sp6f.

>
> > The client installs fine and is listed in Safari Installed Plug-ins as
> > iPrint Plug-in 1.26.0 - Provides iPrint client services forMac. -
> > from file "iPrint.plugin".

>
> > PPDs are uploaded into the Broker in iManager in IE6 on a Windows
> > station with no error messages and are associated with respective
> > printers.

>
> > When I try to install a printer iPrint client asks for credentials and
> > then after a short period of processing produces a message window:
> > "iPrinterencountered a problem trying to install the printer
> > The filter(s) specified in the PPD could not be found / resolved."

>
> > I have tried various PPDs, tried restarting the ndpsm and broker,
> > tried restartingMac. Tried on anotherMac. The error is very
> > consistent.

>
> Hi Vladimir,
> Where did you get the PPD files from? This particular error stems from
> a PPD that references a CUPS filter that is either not installed on theMacor not where the PPD says it should be.
>
> If the printer you're using is one that theMacsupports already, you
> shouldn't have any problems with the PPD that is on theMac. Go to
> /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/en.lproj
> and find the file that matches your printer. (You could use XX.lproj if
> you would rather use a PPD translated to a language other than English).
> Copy it somewhere else, like your Desktop, then gunzip the file, and
> rename the resulting file to have a .ppd extension if it doesn't already.
>
> I'll give you an example for the HP Color LaserJet 4500
> Open up the Terminal application.
> cp '/Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/en.lproj/HP Color LaserJet
> 4500.gz' ~/Desktop
> gunzip ~/Desktop/'HP Color LaserJet 4500.gz'
> mv ~/Desktop/'HP Color LaserJet 4500' ~/Desktop/'HP Color LaserJet 4500.ppd'
>
> Hope that helps.


Absolutely. Thank you very much. Your reply was of a great help.

First, I verified that my printers are not supported by any of the
PPDs located in /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/en.lproj/

Second, in /Users/<my-user-name>/.iprint/errors.txt I found relevant
error messages which looked like that:
Error Msg: The filter(s) specified in the PPD could not be found/
resolved.
Debug Msg: IPRINTAddLocalPrinter - filter[0] filterPath = /usr/
libexec/cups/filter/foomatic-rip NOT FOUND (errno = 2)

Third, I downloaded Foomatic-RIP and ESP Ghostscript packages from
http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/MacOSX/foomatic

Fourth, I deleted and reinstalled my printers from the <server>ipp
page.

Sorry, I did not answer your original question. I used PPDs from the
Linux Foundation site, but failed to understand that Mac needs
additional packages so their PPDs would work.

Thank you,
Vladimir Mikhelson

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