[cups.general] CUPS broke upon upgrade frm OpenBSD4.9 to 5.0; current issue 'WS INVALID PERS'

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Tue Nov 27 10:06:40 PST 2012


Temporarily at least, you could try using the HP LaserJet Series driver that comes with CUPS. It sounds like the new stuff in OpenBSD 5.0 is trying to send the printer PDF instead of PostScript, yielding the error you see on the printer.

On 2012-11-27, at 12:41 PM, Damon Getsman <damo.gets at gmail.com> wrote:

>   Greetings, everyone.
>   Upon upgrading from OpenBSD4.9 to OpenBSD5.0 something has broken my CUPS configuration.  I've been fighting with it all morning and I guess I don't have a clue what to do with it to restore my ability to print.
>   When I first woke up this morning my issue was originally "Unsupported format 'application/vnd.cups-banner'!" when I was trying to print a test page.  It moved on and gave me another error at some point complaining about not having the permissions to be able to access /dev/lpt0, so I changed the permissions on the device in order to allow cupsd to access it.
>   I must've fought with the http port 631 GUI for like 45 minutes before I had enough coffee this morning to figure out that I can only log in as the administrator from the server running cupsd itself; once I got there I was still unable to really do anything.  I switched from the driver that has been working for me and my HP LaserJet 4xxx for quite awhile now back and forth to another driver that I've had in the /etc/cups/ppd directory for some reason.  That didn't work, obviously.
>   After awhile I tried saving the configuration file directory and downgrading the cups version that I had upgraded to with the system upgrade (1.4.7) to the previous version (1.4.6) (I believe those version numbers are correct, anyway).  No luck, but the error messages have changed.
>   It seems like it's actually trying to print the jobs now without giving me any crap (part of what helped was making sure that I was matching the cups-pdf package to the same generation as the cups package itself, duhhh to me again).  Unfortunately something weird is happening at the printer itself now that the jobs are going to it.  Each time I send any type of job to it (test page, pure text, .PNG graphics file) I end up seeing 'WS INVALID PERS' in the printer's status window (on the printer itself).  Each job on the cups admin page says that it's processing since .... and then after awhile disappears from the queue.  However nothing gets printed at all and my printer sits with that error code on until I manually mash the reset and continue buttons on there.
>   Can anybody help me out here?  I'm thankful for pointers to good resources, troubleshooting tips, or anything that might help in the slightest.  I've got an appointment tomorrow that I really need to print off a lot of my scanned documents for (it's a very urgent situation) and I don't have any money for taking the documents on a thumb-drive to Staples or Office Depot or anything of the sort to see if they can print the stuff off for me.
>   Again, I greatly appreciate any help that anyone can provide.  Thank you guys.  Please don't hesitate to let me know if you need more information, I'm not sure what level of log output is needed and what is relevant here.
>   TIA
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Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair

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