lpr error messages

Gary Schenk gwschenk at socal.rr.com
Wed Sep 29 22:10:50 PDT 2004

Adam Smith wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 07:21:16PM -0700, Gary Schenk said:
>>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.
> LPR is a binary and so the output here is unexpected (as they look more
> like script errors).
>>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
>>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.
> If you want to reinstall the lpr binary, you can either go through a make
> installworld process or install the binary on it's own by going into
> /usr/src/usr/sbin/lpr and doing a 'make install'.  That will recompile and
> reinstall lpr.

Yes, that fixed it. I did a stupid thing while root and hosed the lpr file.


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