SUMMARY: Problems with lpr

From: Juergen Rothenanger (
Date: Sat Aug 21 1993 - 16:05:56 CDT

Thanks to all, who respond to my question.

The original question was:

>hello sun-managers,
>i have a problem in printing large postscript-files.
>the first try was to use the lpr as usual.
>the result was: 'lpr: copy file is too large'
>the second try was tu use the lpr with -s option.
>result: after a few seconds i received a mail with the content:
> Your printer job
> was not printed because it was not linked to the original file
> finished with status 4

Nearly everyone replied is saying, that I have to insert mx#0 in the printcap file, both
on the print server and on the sending machine.

That was my failure, since I used mx=0 until now.

The answer to second question is, that -s option can only be used on the
print server. And that is in our case not possible.

Many thanks to the following people:

Aydin Edguer <edguer@alpha.CES.CWRU.Edu>
David Fetrow <> (Brett Lymn)
"DaiLi" <>
stern@sunne.East.Sun.COM (Hal Stern - NE Area Systems Engineer) (Gary Riseborough [ITO2]) (J. Theuerkauf) (Charlie Mengel - LGI)
Harald van Breederode <> (Eckhard Rueggeberg) (Karl-Jose Filler)
Peter Allott <>
Mark Herberger <>
Geert Jan de Groot <>
Yves Morin <Yves.Morin@BComeau.Hydro.Qc.CA> (Bert Robbins)
bill.holzapfel%servdb.UUCP%cimlinc.UUCP@uunet.UU.NET (Bill H.)
krischan@veilchen (Christian Engel)
Rick Fincher <>
Dan Stromberg - OAC-DCS <>
"Richard J. Niziak" <> (Glenn Satchell - Uniq Professional Services)
"Dugal James P." <> (Danny Johnson)
Anjula Garg (EDC) <>

Juergen Rothenanger
Juergen Rothenanger Phone: ++49 +9131 858735
Regionales Rechenzentrum Fax: ++49 +9131 302941
Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg
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