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PPD and Gutenprint on Ubuntu 16.04

When trying to print with a Canon iP2702 printer on Ubuntu 16.04 recently, every job was being created with a "Stopped" status. Nothing was printing and there were no error messages.

After investigating, I found the issue by expanding the job attributes for one job: (System Settings → Printer → View Print Queue → Right-click job → View Attributes)

job-printer-state-message: The PPD version (5.2.10-pre2) is not compatible with Gutenprint 5.2.11.

...which lead me to a thread that had a solution. In order to fix the issue, I had to run the following:

sudo /usr/sbin/cups-genppdupdate
sudo service cups restart

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