SUMMARY: Severe problems with lpd

From: Juergen Rothenanger (
Date: Mon Oct 04 1993 - 11:55:57 CDT

Hi Managers,

here is my original posting:

I have a problem with a lpd which core dumps (segmentation violation),
if I want to print something on our printer 'rzlas-ps'.

The dbx output looks as follows

% dbx /usr/lib/lpd
warning: no symbols
program terminated by signal SEGV (no mapping at the fault address)
(dbx) list
warning: no current function.
(dbx) where
 0xf7805d38(0x60a0, 0x0, 0x4, 0x4, 0x7, 0xf8498f58) at 0xa09f
 0xf7805d38(0x3174, 0x0, 0x80, 0x80, 0x7, 0x0) at 0x6243
 0xf7805d38(0x29b8, 0x11800, 0x100, 0x101, 0x7, 0xf8498f58) at 0x34ab
 0xf7805d38(0x30, 0x0, 0x0, 0xf7fff3c8, 0xf7fff3c8, 0x20) at 0x2b53
 0xf7805d38(0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0) at 0x29b7
(dbx) quit

The syslogd didn't catch any error-messages. Even starting lpd with -L didn't
produce any output in the logfile.

The printcap-file is attached to this mail.
The Sun is an IPX with 4.1.3 and 32 MB.


I received five responses and the ultimate solution from Badri Pillai was
to erase the empty lines in the printcap file, to remove all lock files and
to remove /dev/printer. The next step is to restart the lpd. After all it works fine.

Thanks to all who respond. (Zdenek Dospisil (AARM1A)) (Eckhard Rueggeberg)
Badri Pillai <>

Juergen Rothenanger
Juergen Rothenanger Phone: ++49 +9131 858735
Univ. of Erlangen-Nuernberg Fax: ++49 +9131 302941
Regional Computing Center
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91058 Erlangen - Germany X.400: /C=de/A=d400/P=uni-erlangen

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