[cups.general] Status 98 ?

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Sun Sep 4 05:43:46 PDT 2005

lists.cups.general at duinheks.xs4all.nl wrote:
> Hallo,
> This morning I had a problem with cups: a print job from NetScape
> never finished and "lpq -a" hang. I tried to (re)start cuposd, but
> got this error:
> cupsd: Child exited with status 98!
> cups: unable to start scheduler.
> What's going on? I have not been able to find a clue in the docs.

errno 98 is EADDRINUSE, which means that cupsd (or another process)
is bound to the usual IPP port.  Use lsof to find the offending
process, and look in /var/log/cups/error_log to see the specific

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software        http://www.easysw.com

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