RedHat 7.2 driving me crazy

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2002-03-14
2002-03-17
  • Henry Lafleur
    Henry Lafleur
    2002-03-14

    I recently installed RedHat 7.2 and that killed printing. I can print to the printer using test_ppa. pnm2ppa says that it prints in the system log. But, when I look at my queue, it is waiting on mf_wrapper and stays there _forever_:

    #lpq
    Printer: ralph-lp@ralph 'lp'
    Queue: 1 printable job
    Server: pid 26191 active
    Unspooler: pid 26192 active
    Status: processing 'dfA106ralph.henrys.domain', size 10215272, format 'l', IF filter 'mf_wrapper' at 21:21:58.184
    Rank   Owner/ID                  Class Job Files                 Size Time
    1      hal5250@ralph+106            A   106 (STDIN)           10215272 21:17:48
    Why is it using another filter when pnm2ppa says that it already ran? Or what the heck is it waiting on?

    If anyone knows a simple solution, please let me know.

    Thanks,

    Henry.

     
    • Henry Lafleur
      Henry Lafleur
      2002-03-15

      I ran rpm -Va > file.txt. Well, file.txt is over 300 KB, so I'm going to clean up my RPMs and see if that is the problem.

      Thanks,

      Henry.

       
    • Henry Lafleur
      Henry Lafleur
      2002-03-17

      As I continue the conversation with myself, I hope that this saves someone time.

      I cleaned up my RPMs to no avail. But heck, they were pretty screwed up.

      I still do not know what the problem is. I replaced the entire /var/spool/lpd/lp directory from what was in RedHat 6.2. I also had to reload the rhs-printfilters RPM from the 6.2 distribution. Now, the print queue works just fine.

      It seems like the printing system that comes with 7.2 does not work correctly, at least for the HP DJ 1000C ppa printer.

      Thanks,

      Henry.