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Re: Printing Japanese

>>>>> "John" == John Little <> writes:

    >> > I also recall that for some reason multiple instances of the
    >> > daemon would appear in ps aux.  This doesn't happen now, and
    >> > I don't know why it did.
    >> This happens after I try to print and a file is queued.

    John>    This is normal. Lpd spawns children to handle the
    John> individual queues.  You should be able to run a trace on the
    John> child process and see what's happening (usually it will
    John> loop, waiting for some condition to clear).

Well, it *wasn't* normal when it happened to me.  I did have two lpd's
when the queue was stuck, but I also observed the problem when the
queue was empty (eg, immediately after reboot---I can't say for sure
that there weren't print jobs hanging around, but I usually cleaned
them up when they didn't work; that's the obvious first step).  As I
say, I don't know what caused the behavior or recall how I fixed it.
It does suggests something odd/buggy about old lpd's.

I do remember monkeying with permissions in /dev, and maybe with links
there, and rm -rf'ing the spool directories.  I can't remember if I
rebuilt the lpd suite (I don't think so), and it may have happened
when I converted to ELF.

If John's recommendations about setting the trace don't help, I'd
suggest either upgrading to new binaries, or rebuilding from source.


                            Stephen J. Turnbull
Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences                    Yaseppochi-Gumi
University of Tsukuba            
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