macOS 10.12 (Sierra) Known Issues

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When upgrading to 10.12 - Printers get paused, and jobs are not logged in PaperCut

Full Support For macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and above was added in PaperCut version 15.2. If possible, please upgrade to version 15.2+.

Note: This applies to a Primary or Secondary server installation where the PaperCut Print Provider is running to monitor print queues - not on every workstation, unless the PaperCut Print Provider is installed there too

The latest version of macOS (10.12 - otherwise known as ‘Sierra’) now includes CUPS version 2.2. When upgrading from previous versions of OSX, some of the CUPS config files will get re-written. Symptoms of the issue include filter errors appearing in the Print queue window on the Mac, and the print queues will go into a paused state.


If you’re running PaperCut version 14.3 or above, simply re-run the Control Printer Monitoring.command - which will ask you if you want to update your CUPS sandboxing settings. Type ‘y’ and Enter. Once this is done, printing should work again.

If you’re running PaperCut version 14.2 or below, you’ll need to upgrade to the latest version as detailed on the Upgrading PaperCut page.

Related Links:

Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) Known Issues
Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Known Issues page

Categories: Implementation / Deployment, Apple macOS

Keywords: mac, 10.12, sierra, apple, CUPS, CUPS 2.2, macOS


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Article last modified on September 09, 2016, at 04:07 PM
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