cps printing problem - /var/spool (permission denied)
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What are the permissions and ownerships on /var/spool/cups/? Just a guess, but either the new cups is looking to a different place for it's spool directory than the old one did, or it's running as a different user.
Well, just as a test, you could change the permissions on the directory to 0777 (rwxrwxrwx) and try printing, and see what happens. I wouldn't leave it set that way, but it might give a clue.
I think the next thing to check is what user cups is running as:
ps aux | grep cups
If that shows something other than "root", then you need to change the ownership of the directory to that user. If that does show "root", then I don't know what to look at next. I guess you'd have to start ferretting around in the cups configuration files. (Being an LPRng user, I can't help too much with those.)
As for the users spooling jobs into this directory, I think that is done via an entry in inetd.conf for cups-lpd. I would reckon this runs as the same user as cupsd. I suppose you could telnet to the printer port, and while that session is open, do the ps command above again, and make sure who it is running as.
Have had a similar problem when first setting up the printing stuff. After figuring out the right Device URI in CUPS (http://localhost:631) that was solved.
I am printing over a LAN with the following syntax in cups: