confusing printing error

Garance A Drosihn drosih at
Thu May 13 19:27:31 PDT 2004

At 7:53 PM -0500 5/13/04, Eric Crist wrote:
>Hey list,
>I re-ran the apsfilter setup routine, and now my printer
>seems to work fine, except I can only print with:
># lpr -Paps1 <file>
>I can't print from Kmail, or anything else, as I get the
>following error:
>A print error occurred.  Error message received from system:
>/usr/local/bin/lpr -P 'aps1' '-#1'
>'/tmp/kde-ecrist/kdeprint_jpEBaXb0' : execution failed with message:
>lpr: unable to print file: server-error-service-unavailable

This is often a conflict due to different versions of lpr/lpd
on the system.  When you do the `lpr' that works, which `lpr'
are you getting?  Are you getting the base-system lpr i
/usr/bin/lpr, or are you getting the alternate one which you
(apparently) have installed in /usr/local/bin/lpr ?

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at

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