printing difficulties after upgrade to FC1

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Sun Nov 16 00:35:15 UTC 2003

On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 09:17:03AM -0600, James Jones wrote:
> I've upgraded from RH9 to FC1 on my wife's computer, and now find that I 
> can't print. Looking around shows that /usr/bin/lpr is a symbolic link 
> to /etc/alternatives/print ... but that's a broken link to 
> /usr/bin/lpr.LPRng. In /usr/bin, the files lp, lpq, lpr, lprm, and 
> lpstat have analogous problems.
> I would guess that I should symlink them to the matching *.cups files in 
> /usr/bin (printconf-gui also expects lpr to be available, BTW), but OTOH 
> attempting to run lpr.cups gives a "scheduler not responding" error. Is 
> my guess correct, and why isn't the print queue getting started when I 
> first bring the machine up as it was before the upgrade? (Looking in the 
> log files didn't turn up any error message that looked related to printing.)
>    James Jones
That is one of the problems with upgrading. LPRng is not functioniong
at all in FC1. All printing is done by CUPS. lpr, lprm , etc.  are
CUPS related commands now.
Aaron Konstam
Computer Science
Trinity University
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