lpr error messages

Eric Crist ecrist at secure-computing.net
Wed Sep 29 19:38:22 PDT 2004

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On Sep 29, 2004, at 9:21 PM, Gary Schenk wrote:

> I cannot print from either X or the command line. It was working
> fine until a few hours ago. Any suggestions on where to start
> on this would be much appreciated.
> Here is an example:
> bash-2.05b$ lpr test.txt
> /usr/bin/lpr: line 12: */5: No such file or directory
> /usr/bin/lpr: line 15: 0: command not found
> /usr/bin/lpr: line 18: 1: command not found
> /usr/bin/lpr: line 19: 15: command not found
> /usr/bin/lpr: line 20: 30: command not found
> /usr/bin/lpr: line 25: 1,31: command not found
> /usr/bin/lpr: line 28: 1: command not found
> lptest > /dev/lpt0 produces output to the printer.
> bash-2.05b$ grep lpd_enable /etc/rc.conf
> lpd_enable="YES"
> I'm thinking that /usr/bin/lpr must be corrupted. I'm not
> sure how to go about testing that theory, or what to do
> if that is the case. I've searched the list archives and
> googled to no avail.
> Thanks in advance!
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Looks to me like someone replaced your lpr binary with a script.  
Possibly one written for Linux, where the executables aren't where 
they're supposed to be.  Try to read the lpr file from a text editor.  
Make sure your user's path is still correct, too.

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Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks
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