cupsd broken child

Graham North northg at
Sun Aug 7 17:33:08 GMT 2005

Hello again:

I recently installed CUPS on a 4.11 webserver.   After a few problems 
everything got sorted and ran fine for a couple days.
Yesterday I set an alias for lp and everything seems to have broken.  To 
ease text file formatting I set:

alias lp='lp -o page-left=15 -o page-top=15'

This was done to make text file printout more pretty as the default put 
the borders hard at the edge of the paper.  When entered at the command 
line,  the above options work well.  (this is the cups lp daemon).

Not only did the alias not work but now something seems to really be 
broken.   I have tried unalias to fix it, have rebooted etc....
On reboot now,  dmesg gives output:

cupsd" child exited with status 2!  (exclamation provided courtesy bsd)
cups: unable to start scheduler

Trying to start manually from gives me the same message.
dmesg does not indicate problems with parallel port ppc0 or lpt0.

Can anyone help me to figure out what might have happened and how to fix?
Thanks,  Graham/

Kindness can be infectious - try it.

Graham North
Vancouver, BC

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