Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5122
lpr still does not work on remote printers
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:10:02 EDT
HP LaserJet 2100 PS
I followed the bug-thread regarding lpr and went and grabbed
the lpr-0.41 SRPMS from rawhide.redhat.com, but I still
looks like lpd dies and/or I cannot print to remote
Here is my printserver /etc/printcap:
Here is the /etc/printcap on one of the workstations:
king: Warning: no daemon present
Rank Owner Job Files
1st tanner 0 thief.qeFdla
2nd tanner 1 thief.pLWcth
4th tanner 13 ...
JetDirect lpd: no jobs queued on this port
connection to printserver.real-time.com is down
printserver% ps -aux | grep lpd
root 29874 0.0 0.5 1464 660 lpd -l
It seems to that a lpq kills the remote lpd.
Restarting lpd things work for awhile, then they die again.
every used network printer (Tek 380,440,550; HP 4050)
(the /etc/printcap is made by the printtool, it resembles the one
given in the bug report 5122)
Everytime I sent a print job to one of the network printers,
I got: "no daemon present". This job had been printed, the size of the
job then got null. Then I have to "lprm" the job to be able to send a
I can't reproduce this here with lpr-0.41-2. Are you running
it on just the client, or also on the remote server?
This generally happens when one of the remote printers is down
(or no longer exists or generally cannot be contacted) at the
time that lpd is started. Check to see if this is the case for
any of the remote printers defined in /etc/printcap
Remote printing only works for me with lpr-0.41 on the server and
lpr-0.35-1 on the client. If I put lpr-0.41 on the client, it leaves a
df* file in the server spool dir, but nothing prints. No complaints in
syslog either way.
What is the df* file's name?
You say that there are no cf* files to correspond to it?
OK, could you upgrade to the lpr-0.42-1 RPMs at
and then restart lpd? These should work.
Should be fixed in the 0.43-2 errata release.