I have slackware 1.1.2 (linux 0.99.15) installed on
my PC 386. I seem to have a problem (unless I have misunderstood
it) with lp-daemon. I start it through rc.local but it dies
immediately (or after printing a spooled job). So I call
the lpd using the cron-daemon every 10 minutes. This works
but surely is not the correct way of using lpd.
I don't understand how the lock files are affected by invoking lpd,
so I have not managed to figure out why lpd dies immediately.
One more thing that I may mention is that I have not installed
the networking packages. And I do not have /etc/services on
my root partition.
Could someone please help me understand the problem!
Thanks in advance.
PS. I did read printing-howto but could not get the answer.
I have spool directories and lock files all in proper place
as described in the documents and the fact that lpd when
invoked through the crond does function.