[cups.general] "unable to open print file..."

Mac Mason mac at cs.hmc.edu
Wed Jun 23 15:25:48 PDT 2004

Trying to print a test page on my new install (self-compiled on Solaris
9, using a Xerox Phaser 5400, with a Xerox-provided PPD), gives the
following in both /var/log/cups/error_log and the web interface:

"unable to open print file "/cups-local/var/spool/cups/d00004-001" -
Permission denied" 

Given that cupsd is running as root, and root owns (and can write to)
that directory, this doesn't make much sense.

A possibility: the contents of that directory are called 'c00003' and
'c00004'; nothing starting with 'd's.

Could the 'permission denied' actually be a 'no such file'?


Julian "Mac" Mason                            mac at cs.hmc.edu
Computer Science '06                          (909)-607-3129
Harvey Mudd College

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