[cups.bugs] cups crash

Stefano Sabatini stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it
Thu Sep 4 12:57:47 PDT 2008

On date Thursday 2008-09-04 09:48:42 -0700, Michael R Sweet wrote:
> Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > ...
> > So they are:
> > cups-common + cups-utils
> OK, so for starters there is no CUPS  What you have is not
> a standard CUPS distribution, so you'll need to report this problem
> to your Linux distributor.

Well OK, the version was indeed 1.3.8-1 (the last -1 was added by
Debian, yes I know it means it is a patched/adapted version).
> > foomatic-db-engine 3.0.2
> > foomatic-db-gutenprint 5.0.2-4
> Gutenprint does not require foomatic, which is an entirely unnecessary
> piece of software for 99.9% of all printers that are supported through
> CUPS today.

Good to know.

> > cups-driver-gutenprint 5.0.2-4
> > gimp-gutenprint 5.0.2-4
> Gutenprint is only needed for inkjet printers.

So I suppose I need it.
> > ...
> > lpstat -t is crashing the server. So now I wonder, there is some way
> > to debug this? Is it a known problem?
> It is not a known problem, but as I said above you are not using a
> standard CUPS release.
> The /var/log/cups/error_log file may provide some hints as to the
> cause of the crash, and your Linux distributor will probably want a
> copy of it when they try to determine the cause of the problem.

No unfortunately that file is completely missing.
> > BTW, where should I ask general usage question, even if not related to
> > some bugs?
> The cups.general forum is the place to ask general usage questions.

OK, thank you for your time.


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