PLP line printer problems

PLP line printer problems

Post by Clarence Wilkers » Thu, 20 May 1993 07:38:13



I've compiled and installed the PLP lpd suite under MCC -99.8+ . It mainly works.
There seem to be a couple of nagging problems. I'm remote printing to a Sun 3/60
which is also using PLP.
1) When lpr exists after a job, I'm left with a zombie process* on.
2) lpr reports a very large "size" for pending jobs. I think that because
   of the remote printing, this is happening on the Sun 3/60 end. The Sun
   PLP also has this size problem, but not the zombie problem.
By the way, I had to use the sgtty.h from an older linux dist. The one distributed
with the new version redefines ioctl and screws up the compile. Also, if you
elect AF_INET sockets, there`s an undefined "sun_path" and "sun_family".

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