[XML-SIG] latest versions of python, pyxml, etc blow away printing

Malcolm Tredinnick malcolm@commsecure.com.au
Mon, 10 Jun 2002 11:05:00 +1000

On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 12:52:53PM +1200, John O'Gorman wrote:
> I really do want to get this stuff (python, pyxml, 4thought) going
> but I just gotta have printing. 

Not that this is in any way related to the XML-SIG. Assuming you didn't
completely blow away Python 1.5 (the version that came with Red Hat
7.2), just go into /usr/share/printconf/util/prcintconf_backend.py and
change the first line from #!/usr/bin/python to #!/usr/bin/python1.5,
restart lpd by hand (run /etc/init.d/lpd start) and fix any other small
errors that appear (I don't think there are any others).

If you didn't keep Python 1.5, download source rpms of all the required
packages printing packages from rpmfind.net and start rebuilding against
the new python. It will take a few hours, but it's certainly possible
(I've done it before).