[cups.general] Stange error when printing test page. . .

Helge Blischke H.Blischke at srz-berlin.de
Thu Jul 1 06:08:18 PDT 2004

Alex Laughlin-Dendy wrote:
> I'm using the web interface to install a printer on my cups server.
> The printer is an HP LaserJet 1300n. When I configure it everything
> seems to be just fine, but when I try to print a test page I get this
> error:
> "unable to open print file "/usr/var/spool/cups/d00021-001" -
> Permission denied"
> Despite the fact that the directory mentioned above has rwx for
> everyone enabled. Is there a specific permission setting that I need?
> Or is there something else that is causing this?

The permissions and ownership settings should look like
drwx--x---    3 root     sys
or, if cupsd is configured to run as an ordinary user, "root"
should probably read "lp", and the group "sys" means the system
group all cups administrative tasks must belong to.


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H.Blischke at srz-berlin.com
H.Blischke at acm.org

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