Cups doesn't end print jobs.

Tim Waugh twaugh at
Thu Feb 28 22:39:54 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 16:17 -0600, John Thompson wrote:
> I'm running Fedora8 x86-64 with cups-1.3.6-2fc8 and print to an Epson 
> C88 printer attached to an EpsonNet print server. Other machines on my 
> home network (Vista, slackware, FreeBSD) can print just fine with this 
> setup, but for some reason on the Fedora8 machine print jobs are never 
> removed from the queue after the print job completes. The job just sits 
> there as "active" (even though the entire document has printed), and 
> blocks subsequent print jobs until I manually "lprm" the job. Then the 
> next job prints, and again sits there until I lprm that job, and so on.
> Cups is configured identically on my slackware machine but on that 
> machine the jobs are removed properly.
> What should I be looking for to fix this?

Sounds like a problem with the CUPS 'socket' backend.  Turn up the
debugging level with 'cupsctl --debug-logging', submit a print job, and
take a look in /var/log/cups/error_log.  Perhaps the backend gives some
clue about what it's up to.


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