lprng and Get_local_host: hostname 'xxxx' bad
Hi folks, I'm receiving the following error when I try to do anything with
lprng. I did have a working printer setup for awhile, but in one of the
upgrades (I track unstable) something has gone amiss.
Get_local_host: hostname 'joanrich' bad
I did a search of dejanews, and came up with folks who ran slackware
having the same trouble. So far, all suggestions I came across at
dejanews have not solved my problem.
So...I decided to abandon lprng, (since I'm actually now trying to
configure my linux box to print via smbclient to a win 95 machine on my
192.168.xxx.xxx network) My problem is that dpkg won't/can't remove lprng
and install plain old lpr. As demonstrated below....
joanrich# dpkg -i lpr_5.9-17.deb
dpkg: considering removing lprng in favour of lpr ...
dpkg: yes, will remove lprng in favour of lpr.
(Reading database ... 23670 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking lpr (from lpr_5.9-17.deb) ...
Stopping printer spooler: lpddpkg: error processing lpr_5.9-17.deb
subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
Starting printer spooler: lpd1997-07-20-16:23:35 lpd Get_local_host:
hostname 'joanrich' bad
Errors were encountered while processing:
I'd prefer to stay with lprng, but I'm really stumped by
this Get_local_host: hostname 'xxxx' bad stuff...
I don't have bind installed..
I've tried different things in my /etc/hosts file...but am quite sure its
ok. Everything else works.
my /etc/hosts.conf is order hosts,bind and multi on
Any pointers? I apologize if this is a common documented prob..;-)
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