Alice in Printerland

I've just spent about 12 hours trying to set up CUPS on my OpenBSD home server, with no success. The USB backend didn't want to recognize the local printer. After setting up OpenBSD ports, inserting trace statements into libusb sources and forcing ld to talk to the newly compiled library instead of the one from the standard package, I found out that the backend stumbled on "Permission denied". I made the /dev entries global-readable and -writable to see if it would help. The printer was recognized and I could install it properly.

Then I tried printing a test page and LIBUSB_ERROR_ACCESS became LIBUSB_ERROR_OTHER.

There are 13 places in libusb where the _OTHER could come from and I have lost the will to see where the rabbit hole leads. Time for a fresh start.

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