[Samba] Print queue doesn't clear

Van Sickler, Jim vansickj-eodc at Kaman.com
Mon Jul 15 14:46:32 GMT 2002

If you're running lprng 3.8.10 or later,
add :done_jobs=0 to the printer entries
or the .common entry in your printcap.

lprng 3.8.1x defaults to leaving the last job
printed in the spool dir;  :done_jobs=0 will
delete the last job, as lprng used to do.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: sthom [mailto:sthom at myrealbox.com]
> Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 8:01 AM
> To: Samba Samba
> Subject: [Samba] Print queue doesn't clear
> I suppose this is a basic linux question as much as it is a 
> Samba related
> question. I have configured my 2.2.5 redhat 7.3 server to 
> *not* supply the
> drivers (too many problems). Everything is fine now, but one 
> exception: the
> print job remains in the queue after it prints. The job shows up as
> "Paused". This leaves the printer icon in the tray on the client.
> The reason I mentioned it is a Linux problem is because jobs 
> originating
> from the server also remain in the queue.
> The print spool directory is /var/spool/lpd/*printername* 
> (one directory per
> printer). The printers are all connected via LPD using tcp/ip 
> print servers.
> LP is the user and group that owns /var/spool/lpd and all of it's
> subdirectories.
> I used webmin to set up the printers.
> Any ideas?
> TIA,
> Steve
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