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Bug 7045 - cat <file> | lpr -Pqueue works as root, not as user
Summary: cat <file> | lpr -Pqueue works as root, not as user
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lpr
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-11-16 14:42 UTC by ppk
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-21 11:21:41 UTC

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Description ppk 1999-11-16 14:42:52 UTC
Printing from a normal user with 'cat <file>|lpr -h -Pqueue' gives me the
message:  'lpd: Could not start daemon, job queued'.  And indeed the job is
being queued.  But is not being printed.  While being root this works well.
Strangely enough, submitting something to the printer makes all other
queued messages to come out on the printer.

Seems like some permissions problem but I can't seem to work out what to do
to make this work.


Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-11-21 11:21:59 UTC
Try updating your lpr package to the one from 6.1 updates. That one works for

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