Cups problems... always cups problems....

Cups problems... always cups problems....

Post by Ninja I » Wed, 25 Apr 2001 05:32:30


I installed a Mandrake 7.2 gateway on my LAN (as a print server and many
more fonctions)

I'm fed up with cups, and what the hell did we do to be obliged to use this
shit, to see Samba working properly ?

Here is one of my problems : Cups always see a printer I have NEVER
configured, and the more I delete it using, the more
it creates new "virtual" printers I never asked for.

Then, I cannot use the other "good" printer (always seen as stopped on the
web interface)

You know, i'm still at the beginner level using RPM to install new
components... so :

I tried removing all packages (cups, cups-drivers, samba, samba-common,
samba-client) all config files and directories (/var/spool/cups, /etc/cups,
/etc/smb.conf, /etc/printcap, etc/etcaetera.... :), I even tried lots of
different versions of those components..... I killed daemons, I even

If anyone knows exactly which files I should edit/delete, please anwer my
request, or else I... or else I... or else I install a Windows NT server
box instead !!



1. CUPS packaging: .cups not -cups

Finally, I found out why my cups works from the admin tool but fails
otherwise: RPM installation didn't create symblinks to lpr, lpq, etc.
Although I read from man pages about lpr-cups, lpc-cups, and so on, they
exist on the hard disk as lpr.cups, lpc.cups, and so on.  Here are a few

1. Where does this naming descrepency come from?  RedHat, CUPS, or
somewhere else?

2. I think RH installs lpd printing by default but I may have explicitly
chosen to do so; I probably also chose to install CUPS at the same time.
  Could this be the reason why symblinks are not created?  Or the cups
RPM doesn't create any, period?

3. Now that I discovered the real naming convention, I can cope with
command-line and Mozilla, maybe a couple of other applications that
allow explicit printing facility configuration.  But I encounter
programs like xpdf that jumps into Mozilla every time I download a PDF
file. (I don't see GhostView installed, though GhostScript is by
default.)  There's no printing config in xpdf except paper format.  I
believe it defaults to lpr.  Any way to change this( without linking
lpr.cups to lpr)?


Yuan Liu

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