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Re: problem of lpr/lpd

Yes, I have had the same problem, and it's quite annoying, specially
because lpd stops running on Sundays so when I get to the office on
Mondays users can't print and are waiting for me to fix the problem.

This doesn't happen always and I think the problem happens because
/etc/con.weekly/lpr does a /etc/init.d/lpr restart, which really does
a stop and then a start. It seems to me like the daemon hasn't really
stooped when it is restarted again, so it fails to bind.

I thought about trying something like:

/etc/init.d/lpr stop
delay 5
/etc/init.d/lpr start

in /etc/cron.weekly/lpr instead of the /etc/init.d/lpr restart, but I
haven't done so yet.

One thing is for sure: the problem is caused by /etc/cron.weekly/lpr.

See ya!


Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> Hello all,
> My system is potato and lpr is of 0.35-1
> I have encountered the case that there is no lpd
> running from time to time when I try to print.
> I am not sure that this is really a problem of
> lpr package or only my problem.
> I suspect that /etc/cron.weekly/lpr may be wrong
> but I can not find the evidence it is really so. 
> Is there anyone who encountered the same situation ?
> Thanks in advance,		1999.6.8
> --
>  Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
>  Atsuhito Kohda <kohda@pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp>
>  Department of Math., Tokushima Univ.

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