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Bug 20695 - LPRng upgrade from 3.6.22-5 (RH 7.0 CD) to 3.6.24-2 or 3.6.26-1 breaks printing
LPRng upgrade from 3.6.22-5 (RH 7.0 CD) to 3.6.24-2 or 3.6.26-1 breaks printing
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: LPRng (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-11-11 21:59 EST by sdh4
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-11 21:59:22 EST
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Description sdh4 2000-11-11 21:59:19 EST
This is with netatalk. Everything worked fine on the stock RH 7.0

I get the error message below from lpq
[root@audiophile]# lpq
Printer: hp208@audiophile  'lp'
 Queue: 1 printable job
 Server: pid 30990 active
 Unspooler: pid 30991 active
 Status: cannot open '| -$ /usr/bin/pap -e' - 'No Error', attempt 1,
sleeping 10 at 21:47:12.332
 Filter_status: status: idle
 Rank   Owner/ID                  Class Job Files                 Size Time
active root@audiophile+989          A   989 /root/Xrootenv.0       574

The printcap is as follows:
        :lp=| -$ /usr/bin/pap -e:\

Downgrading to 3.6.22-5 solves the problem.

This problem seems to show up any time the lp output is piped
(it shows up with lp=| cat >/tmp/foo)
Comment 1 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-02-01 17:03:26 EST
Hmm, yeah, thats an issue.
It's fixed in the latest LPRng, but the one in rawhide has other issues that are
not quite dealt with yet, as a side effect of replacing the printing system, so
you might not want to grab that one (unless you want to copy your old lpd.init,
and reinstall lpd.init after you upgrade.)

I can't push this as an errata, because 7.0 (the only one to ship with LPRng so
far) didn't ever do this /itself/, as netatalk wasn't supported explicitly. I
/can/ tell you that the new version of LPRng in the beta fixes this.

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