print/cups-base 1.2.0_2 and locally connected printer

Rick Voland rpvoland at
Sun Jun 25 01:25:47 UTC 2006

Has anyone tried this new version of CUPS with a locally connected

I can print fine by ethernet to a nearby printer at
but I could not use my long-term configuration for a printer connected
at /dev/lpt0
It doesn't receive anything I send it now even though it is recognized
in dmesg.  Both printers are postscript.  I tried re-creating the
configuration for the local printer using the CUPS webadmin page and
there is no option for a locally connected printer.  I tried manually
entering the location as
and the local printer still cannot receive anything.

$ dmesg | grep lpt
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: Polled port

"/usr/local/libexec/cups/backend/parallel failed"


"Unable to open parallel port device file "/dev/lpt0": Permission denied"



Rick Voland
rpvoland at

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