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Bug 88392

Summary: print jobs removed if printer stops
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Mel <mreynolds>
Component: LPRngAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Description Mel 2003-04-09 18:01:13 UTC
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Description of problem:
If while printing, the printer runs out of paper, that print job and all other
print jobs will be lost after about 30 minutes. This is regardless of what I
have in /etc/lpd.conf. With the following uncommented lines in my lpd.conf, the
print jobs continue to be dropped.


According to man lpd.conf, the above '0' for each field is supposed to be
infinite timeouts, infinite retrys, etc.

One of my printers in /etc/printcap looks like this:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. edit /etc/lpd.conf, setting send_try=0, and send_failure_action=retry
2. restart lpd with "service lpd restart"
3. print a multi-page job
4. make the printer run out of paper while it is printing
5. wait 30 minutes

Actual Results:  print job is removed from queue without finishing

Expected Results:  print job should continue trying to print "forever", or until
paper is placed into the printer... whichever comes first

Additional info: All of our printers are setup as "Assume Unknown data is text"
and "Do not convert to postscript"

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-12-08 14:12:14 UTC
Closing since we ship CUPS now instead of LPRng.