Problems Printing

Matthias Apitz guru at
Tue Mar 5 11:10:58 UTC 2013

El día Tuesday, March 05, 2013 a las 05:46:01AM -0500, Jerry escribió:

> > Looks like you have FreeBSD's lpr(1) in front of CUPS' lpr(1) in
> > /usr/local/bin/lpr in your PATH; just do as root:
> > 
> > # chmod 0000 /usr/bin/lpr
> A long time ago, I don't remember by whom or when, I was told to put
> this in the "/etc/make.conf" file:
> Then rebuild the system and re-install CUPS and all would be well. I
> did it and it worked so I guess it was okay to do. Was that info
> actually correct or did I just luck out?

yes, correct; this will a) not install lpr in the base system, but b)
allow later CUPS to do a symlink from /usr/bin/lpr to

I did not want to send the OP to a complete rebuild for such a small
issue :-)


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