Bug#655203: local CUPS on diskless workstations fails to start during boot
[ Mike Gabriel ]
> I observe local CUPS crashes on nearly every diskless workstation boot.
> With local CUPS I refer to the cupsd process that gets started on
> diskless workstations themselves. The server CUPS process is ok.
I tried booting my test diskless workstation twice, and cupsd started
every time. Any idea how to reproduce the problem?
> If the local CUPS of diskless workstations fails to launch, printing
> from diskless workstations is not possible.
Yeah, it would be a fatal problem.
> I wonder, if the CUPS daemon on diskless workstations needs the ltsp
> tmpfs filesystems to be in place for working correctly (write access
> to certain folders). If so, then we have to tweak the boot sequence
> on diskless workstations a bit more for this...
As far as I know, all file system fixes are done in rcS.d/, while
cupsd is started from rc3.d/ and rc5.d/ which have to be after rcS.d/.
There must be some other explanation. Any ideas?