Help Needed: jetpipe testing

Peter Scheie peter at
Sun Dec 7 19:40:51 UTC 2008

Jetpipe is a daemon that runs on the client to allow a printer to be attached to 
the client machine such that the printer appears on the network like a jetdirect 
printer.  IOW, it's a print server daemon that runs on the client, sharing any 
printers attached to the client.

William had reported an issue with jetpipe not working.  However, I think that 
was a special case: the base OS had been upgraded a few times, instead of it 
being a clean install.  Not to say upgrading can't be done, but one sometimes 
gets some odd side-effects such as this.  In my own testing with jetpipe on a 
clean install, the only issue was pyserial was not installed by default. After 
adding that via yum, it worked like a champ.  I tried it with multiple printers, 
parallel & USB and had no issues.


Barry R Cisna wrote:
> Hi Warren,
> Been reading up on the jetpipe piece. I'm sure you want to get this
> possible gotcha, resolved before moving forward with final release. Just
> curious what the jetpipe will do that is not built into cups and or
> hplip? Is this just to streamline the printer connection process maybe
> with less bulk? I guess I haven't kept up with the newer packages? Just
> wondered.
> Take Care,
> Barry Cisna
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