Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8954
lpd (lpr-0.50-1) does not handle zero-length control files gracefully
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
If a print job with a zero-length control file is somehow created, lpd
attempts to print the job and dies.
lpd should either ignore or clean up the print job without dying.
lpr-0.50-1 dies in general if looked at funny. Does it persist
in 0.50-2 as well?
Yes, the problem persists in lpr-0.50-2
lpq does not report any job information and pauses for a long time. It should
report "Empty control file" or some such, and the job number, so that it can be
lpd deletes the control file (but not the data file) and dies.