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CUPS YaST update mess

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http://forums.opensuse.org – EHLO folks. I am in need of some advice regarding CUPS. Until the 12th of December 09, I had nicely running CUPS 1.4.2 system on 11.2 SuSE. I apparently blindly authorized YaST via the Updater applet to "update" CUPS. What I am left with is a dysfunctional mixed bag of 1.4.2 and 1.3.11 and I need to know how to best fix this mess. Symptoms: snippet</var/log/cups/error_log> W [14/Dec/2009:18:50:10 -0500] [Job 17] Failed to read side-channel request! E [14/Dec/2009:18:53:49 -0500] Unknown configuration directive MakeModel on line 6 of printers.conf. <cups port 631 web admin UI anomalies, as seen on Firefox tabs> "cups Home - CUPS 1.4.2" "Administration - CUPS 1.3.11" "Classes - CUPS 1.3.11" "Help - CUPS 1.3.11" ...& probably many others I have yet to notice. I initially went to YaST to back out the packages I noted in the "/var/log/YaST2/y2log", but after seeing some ugly dependency warnings, I backed out and thought I should get some advice thank you for your time and consideration. (Distributions)