ERROR during execution of pictwpstops

Michael Sweet mike at
Tue Jan 4 06:30:44 PST 2005

Paul wrote:
> Derek wrote:
>> Can anyone shed some light on this problem for me please?
>> Mac OS 10.3 not able to print to an LPR printer -
>> From the log: I [16/Nov/2004:10:20:58 +1100] [Job 3] can't create
>> PictWPSDoc from `/private/var/spool/cups/d00003-001'.ERROR during
>> execution of pictwpstops. Error number -9783
>> Print Setup Repair 4.1.5 is not able to resolve it and the archive
>> and reinstall I did today made no difference. I should have tried
>> creating a new user - will try that tomorrow.
> We've been haunted by the same problem here (a small retailer based
> in Minneapolis) ... does anyone have any light they can shed?

The best thing to do is post this to the Apple printing list; more
than likely you are running into a PPD file parsing bug in the
pictwpstops filter (current releases use a different parser than
the one in CUPS), and since Apple hasn't opened that particular
filter there is no way for us to fix it or help you here...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software

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