Red Hat Bugzilla – 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
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:47 EDT
This is with netatalk. Everything worked fine on the stock RH 7.0
I get the error message below from 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)
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.