iOS 6 and AirPrint on Ubuntu

Following up on a previous post on Airprint and Ubuntu, iOS 6 requires some ‘fixes’ on CUPS to get things working again.

Simply:

cd /usr/share/cups/mime

create the following 2 files:

airprint.convs 
#
# "$Id: $"
#
# AirPrint
# Updated list with minimal set 25 Sept
image/urf application/pdf 100 pdftoraster
#
# End of "$Id: $".
#

 

airprint.types
#
# "$Id: $"
#
# AirPrint type
image/urf urf string(0,UNIRAST<00>)
#
# End of "$Id: $".
#

 

I wound up recreating the service files for my printers with airprint-generate.py but didn’t notice any changes. Couldn’t hurt. Then restart cups and avahi.

References:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/+bug/1054495

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12253212

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  1. Hi thnere,

    I’m trying to airprint from an ios device straight to pdf via cups-pdf on linux mint. Have you had success with the latest iOS versions? I am able to get the iOS device to recognize the airprint cups-pdf printer, but it does not successfully print.

    cheers
    a

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