Bug 159591 - lpadmin client-error-not-possible EPIPE (Broken pipe )
lpadmin client-error-not-possible EPIPE (Broken pipe )
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2005-06-05 09:09 EDT by W Agtail
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-03 06:00:32 EDT
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lpadmin strace file (17.95 KB, text/plain)
2005-06-05 09:09 EDT, W Agtail
no flags Details
rpm file (cups ppd file etc) (3.63 MB, application/octet-stream)
2005-06-05 09:18 EDT, W Agtail
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Description W Agtail 2005-06-05 09:09:58 EDT
Description of problem:
Unable to add a printer queue

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Kernel: 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 #1 Thu Jun 2 22:56:33 EDT 2005 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -ivh pips-spr300_310-cups-2.6.2-2.i386.rpm
from: http://www.avasys.jp/english/index_e.html
2.lpadmin -p a4 -v ekplp:/var/ekpd/ekplp0 -m ekspr300_310.ppd
Actual results:
lpadmin errors with:
lpadmin: add-printer (set device) failed: client-error-not-possible

Expected results:
a working printer queue

Additional info:
I've attached strace output and above mentioned pips rpm.

I have a USB attached printer, all above commands work on another computer
running FC1. This command works OK without error, although I do not have a
parallel printer:
lpadmin -p a4 -v parallel:/dev/lp0 -m ekspr300_310.ppd
Comment 1 W Agtail 2005-06-05 09:09:58 EDT
Created attachment 115149 [details]
lpadmin strace file
Comment 2 W Agtail 2005-06-05 09:18:13 EDT
Created attachment 115150 [details]
rpm file (cups ppd file etc)

rpm file (cups ppd file etc)
Comment 3 W Agtail 2005-06-26 14:48:28 EDT
also fails with FC4
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2005-06-28 05:32:45 EDT
What's in /var/log/cups/error_log at that point?
Comment 5 W Agtail 2005-07-03 05:54:59 EDT
> date
Sun Jul  3 10:52:39 IST 2005
l> lpadmin -p a4draft -v ekplp:/var/ekpd/ekplp0 -m ekspr300_310.ppd
lpadmin: add-printer (set device) failed: client-error-not-possible

tail -f /var/log/cups/error_log
E [03/Jul/2005:10:53:11 +0100] add_printer: bad device-uri attribute
Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2005-07-03 06:00:32 EDT
Did you restart CUPS after installing the ekplp backend?  If not, you need to do
that; if you already did that, it sounds like that backend does not comply with
the CUP API.  Perhaps it gives no output when run with no arguments?  Anyway,
you  need to ask the vendor you got that backend from to investigate that. (It's
not something we ship.)

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