Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18208
print queues did not upgrade
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:28:56 EDT
The local LPT1 print queue that was set up in RH 6.2 did not work when I
upgraded to RH 7.0 using the disk1-2 ISO files (burned to cdroms) on your
A simple delete queue / add queue operation fixed the problem.
This is most likely a problem with the LPRNG package.
This is most likely a problem with rhs-printfilters, but please answer the
Those print queues, were they set up with a version of rhs-printfilters older
than the one that was on your system at install time? If they were, then this is
documented in the release notes,
anyway, I'd like to know.
Posted from email: Rich Gregory <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
The key word is upgrade. This machine has been running redhat for a long
time. The last full install was 5.x. I can look if it is really
important. It is at home....
Okay, this is a KNOW issue. It can't be fixed. In the past, printtool copied the
master print filter into a spool directory when it set up a spool. This was
wrong, as when the actions of the filtration system changed, they still used the
old filter residing in the spool directory. Now, printtool leaves a symlink to
that filter, and that might become even more transparent in the future. So on
upgrade, rhs-printfilters tries to decide if this state exists on the machine,
and fix it.
It cannot be very smart about this, so it errs on the side of caution, and ONLY
performs its fix if the filter in the spool directory EXACTLY matches the filter
in therhs-printfilters package on the machine at time of upgrade.
This is all descirbed in the release notes.