I have several systems running 5.2 RH Linux on an Intel
platform and it seems that the systems which have remote
printers configured on them have problems bringin the lpd
services back online after a shutdown.
I have noticed several articles on this while searching the
FAQs but there does not seem to be a solution for it.
Here is what I find when I reboot one of these systems if i
go out and look for all the lpd processes I find the
current process and the previous process still hanging out
there. If I go into the /var/spool/lpd/ directory and more
out the lpd.lock file it still contains the old PID from
the previous boot. If i remove this file and kill all the
lpd processes and remove any hung print jobs and then
restart the lpd process and run <lpc restart> on the
printers it seems to be fine. I have hacked the lpd script
in /etc/rc.d/init.d and have it removing the lpd.lock file
when the system is shutdown and have it doing an extra
killproc on all lpd processes when the system starts back
up and this seemed to work on one clien's system but only
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2368 ***