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Old 11-22-2003, 10:45 PM   #1
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Problem with CUPS


I have a Redhat 9 box here, and I am trying to get CUPS working on it. I can print from Mozilla locally, but every time I try to print from Samba, the print job seems to get 'lost'.

I looked at /var/log/cups/error_log and I see the following line:

I [22/Nov/2003:19:23:01 -0800] Hint: Do you have the raw file printing rules enabled?
I tried editing the files that the documentation told me to edit, which are /etc/cups/mime.types and /etc/cups/mime.convs to add application/octet-stream. As soon as I restart cupsd, the changes dissapear, and it goes back to how it was before I edited this.

I noticed the same problem while editing cupsd.conf. Does anyone know why it is doing this, and how to fix it?

Old 11-23-2003, 09:28 AM   #2
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Try shutting cupsd down, chaging the files, and then starting it.
Old 11-23-2003, 03:05 PM   #3
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I have tried that, quite a few times. stop cupsd (verify it is stopped with ps), edit config files, and restart cupsd. every time I restart cups, only certain settings get changed back to how they were. Is there some sort of security in cups that keeps prevents you from setting an 'insecure' setting?
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I think that RH's anaconda may be the culprit.
Just a wild guess, though

/me thinks to himself:"Much like windows, really.... Never run a changing system!" :D

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I am not too familiar with anaconda. Would you have any idea what I should do to try to get around this?


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