Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121287
no lpr command after upgrade
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:44:26 EDT
Description of problem:
I had a redhat 7.3 installation in which everything was installed.
I had a lot of userdata and some other stuff I did not want to lose,
so I did an upgrade installation. Almost everything worked, but I had
no lpr command. After noticing that the lprNG system had been
removed, and that CUPS was now installed, I presumed that this was
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Upgrade an "everything" 7.3 system to Fedora Core 1.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install an "everything 7.3"
2. Install a Fedora Core 1 and all errata
None of the symlinks to set up the CUPS system were extant.
I wanted to be able to print.
For whatever reason, I had to use the redhat-switch-printer-nox
command, as I got a bunch of error messages when I tried to use the X
version, even though other commands, such as "redhat-config-printer"
worked fine. In any case, once I selected the "hobson's choice" of
CUPS, all the links were set up correctly.
I would have been happy with a few lines in the release notes,
suggesting that I run redhat-config-printer. Given that there is no
longer a lprNG, perhaps an upgrade that forces the CUPS setup is
appropriate. In any case, it should probably simply be noted in case
someone is trying to debug it.
alternatives is supposed to do the right thing here.
Are there any error messages from alternatives in the upgrade log?
Created attachment 102165 [details]
Log from Fedora Core 1 upgrade.
I *think* this is the upgrade log - I am not sure if there are any error
messages from any packages you care about in this - please feel free to take a
No obvious error messages there.
Unfortunately, we haven't seen this in testing here. Please re-open if
How can it possibly persist? Should I re-install a 7.3 system and
then a Fedora Core 1 on top of that?
Probably not, if it's working for you now; merely there as a reminder
to reinvestigate if it starts recurring on later releases.