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Unable to print from Evolution

Paul-2
3.34.3 (by Flathub.org) Mint Cinnamon 19.3

When I try to print an email I get the following options
Print to file
Print to LPR
My printer is not shown which is an HP OfficejetPro 8600
In Firefox and other apps my printer is shown and works fine except for
scanning
Any ideas?
I'm a new Linux user

Thanks

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Re: Unable to print from Evolution

Andre Klapper
On Sun, 2020-02-16 at 16:45 +0000, Paul wrote:

> 3.34.3 (by Flathub.org) Mint Cinnamon 19.3
>
> When I try to print an email I get the following options
> Print to file
> Print to LPR
> My printer is not shown which is an HP OfficejetPro 8600
> In Firefox and other apps my printer is shown and works fine except
> for
> scanning
> Any ideas?

Yes: Don't use Flatpak if you don't want a sandboxed application. :)

Cheers,
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Re: Unable to print from Evolution

Patrick O'Callaghan
In reply to this post by Paul-2
On Sun, 2020-02-16 at 16:45 +0000, Paul wrote:

> 3.34.3 (by Flathub.org) Mint Cinnamon 19.3
>
> When I try to print an email I get the following options
> Print to file
> Print to LPR
> My printer is not shown which is an HP OfficejetPro 8600
> In Firefox and other apps my printer is shown and works fine except for
> scanning
> Any ideas?
> I'm a new Linux user

Flatpak versions run in a sandbox that's isolated from the rest of the
system. You need to install the supported Evolution package from your
distro's software manager.

poc

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Re: Unable to print from Evolution

Paul-2
Thank you for your reply, I chose flatpack as I had read it would be
the most up to-date version.
Am I right in thinking that I just uninstall Evo from the Flatpack
section of the software manager and then head into the supported
section and install and lose the accounts that are setup?
Or can I install the supported version whilst leaving the Flatpack one
intact? I'm guessing this option may cause a lot of issues.

Thanks

On Sun, 2020-02-16 at 17:53 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

> On Sun, 2020-02-16 at 16:45 +0000, Paul wrote:
> > 3.34.3 (by Flathub.org) Mint Cinnamon 19.3
> >
> > When I try to print an email I get the following options
> > Print to file
> > Print to LPR
> > My printer is not shown which is an HP OfficejetPro 8600
> > In Firefox and other apps my printer is shown and works fine except
> > for
> > scanning
> > Any ideas?
> > I'm a new Linux user
>
> Flatpak versions run in a sandbox that's isolated from the rest of
> the
> system. You need to install the supported Evolution package from your
> distro's software manager.
>
> poc
>
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Re: Unable to print from Evolution

Patrick O'Callaghan
On Sun, 2020-02-16 at 21:49 +0000, Paul wrote:
> Thank you for your reply, I chose flatpack as I had read it would be
> the most up to-date version.
> Am I right in thinking that I just uninstall Evo from the Flatpack
> section of the software manager and then head into the supported
> section and install and lose the accounts that are setup?
> Or can I install the supported version whilst leaving the Flatpack one
> intact? I'm guessing this option may cause a lot of issues.

[Please don't top-post in replies]

I've never used the flatpak version of Evolution. However I'd guess
it's highly likely that account and configuration information would be
preserved, as this is stored in your home directory and not as part of
the Evolution installation itself.

poc

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Re: Unable to print from Evolution

Gnome Evolution - General mailing list
In reply to this post by Paul-2
On Sun, 2020-02-16 at 22:49 +0100, Paul wrote:
> install and lose the accounts that are setup? Or can I install the
> supported version whilst leaving the Flatpack one intact?

        Hi,
the Flatpak (it is spelled differently) and the host system
installation can co-exist, but they do not share any
data/configuration/whatever. The Flatpak version can replace related
.desktop files, thus when running from GUI you can have ran Flatpak
version instead of host system version, but using command line you can
run whichever version you prefer.

Whether uninstall of a Flatpak application removes also the application
data I do not know, it's a question for the Flatpak developers (or you
can just try it). The data is stored in ~/.var/app/org.gnome.Evolution/.

With respect of your printing question, it's a limitation on WebKitGTK+
side [1]. You can print to file, save it to the host machine and print
the file from there; as a workaround.

Flatpak itself has many other limitations, you may notice some of them
sooner or later. It's a price of the security (and the sandbox model).
On the other hand, you can use the latest software without a fair of
breaking your (possibly older) system.
        Bye,
        Milan

[1] https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=192748

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Re: Unable to print from Evolution

Paul-2
In reply to this post by Patrick O'Callaghan
On Sun, 2020-02-16 at 22:43 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

> On Sun, 2020-02-16 at 21:49 +0000, Paul wrote:
> > Thank you for your reply, I chose flatpack as I had read it would
> > be
> > the most up to-date version.
> > Am I right in thinking that I just uninstall Evo from the Flatpack
> > section of the software manager and then head into the supported
> > section and install and lose the accounts that are setup?
> > Or can I install the supported version whilst leaving the Flatpack
> > one
> > intact? I'm guessing this option may cause a lot of issues.
>
> [Please don't top-post in replies]
>
> I've never used the flatpak version of Evolution. However I'd guess
> it's highly likely that account and configuration information would
> be
> preserved, as this is stored in your home directory and not as part
> of
> the Evolution installation itself.
>
> poc
> :-)
I hope I'm replying in the correct place:-)

I went to backup Evolution data in the edit menu (Flatpak) and then
installed the supported version, opened the app and then to Restore
Evolution data in the edit menu I then checked that it was
working/printing correctly and then removed the old Flatpak version.
All good but one question to come in a new thread

Thanks for your help
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Re: Unable to print from Evolution

George N. Reeke
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On Sun, 2020-02-16 at 16:45 +0000, Paul wrote:

> 3.34.3 (by Flathub.org) Mint Cinnamon 19.3
>
> When I try to print an email I get the following options
> Print to file
> Print to LPR
> My printer is not shown which is an HP OfficejetPro 8600
> In Firefox and other apps my printer is shown and works fine except
> for
> scanning
> Any ideas?
>
You mention the option "Print to LPR".  Are you familiar with lpr?
It is an old program that does some minimal formatting on a text
file and sends it to a selected printer.  (Assuming the uppercase
LPR in the option is the same thing.)  I used to use this with
evolution decades ago to print emails.  Maybe lpr in your flatpack
can talk to your printer--at least I would look at the man page
and try it.
George Reeke


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Re: Unable to print from Evolution

Adam Tauno Williams
On Tue, 2020-02-18 at 13:26 -0500, George Reeke wrote:

> On Sun, 2020-02-16 at 16:45 +0000, Paul wrote:
> > 3.34.3 (by Flathub.org) Mint Cinnamon 19.3
> > When I try to print an email I get the following options
> > Print to file
> > Print to LPR
> > My printer is not shown which is an HP OfficejetPro 8600
> > In Firefox and other apps my printer is shown and works fine except
> > for
> > scanning
> > Any ideas?
> You mention the option "Print to LPR".  Are you familiar with lpr?
> It is an old program that does some minimal formatting on a text
> file and sends it to a selected printer.

CUPS - the printing subsystem on nearly every LINUX (UNIX?) host - can
be set to listen to LPR/LPD requests.  If you enable that you will
easily be able to print to any printer you have locally configured on
the 'host' operating system.

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