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Author Topic: VC 6.0 Light - no CUPS service  (Read 4918 times)
Sta1ker
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« on: February 14, 2011, 03:10:32 pm »

Hi,

Trying to return back to an action the old laptop I've installed a VL 6.0 Light on it.

root:# cat /etc/vector-version
6.0 Light Final built on March 31, 2009

And now I want to add a virtual printer to be able to save a printing content to a PDF files.
While having all CUPS related packages installed with default setup, cupsd service is not listed on services page in Administration Center. I cannot easy uninstall caps package to re-install it as there are quite a few dependencies.

root:# slapt-get --search cups
cups-1.3.10-i486-1_slack12.1 [inst=yes]: CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System)
cups-pdf-2.5.0-i586-1vl60 [inst=yes]: cups-pdf (PDF printer)
foomatic-filters-3.0_20080211-i486-1 [inst=yes]: foomatic-filters (Universal print filter/RIP wrapper)
gutenprint-5.0.2-i486-1 [inst=no]: gutenprint (IJS printer driver for Ghostscript and CUPS)
gutenprint-5.2.4-i586-1vl60 [inst=yes]: gutenprint (JS printer driver for Ghostscript and CUPS)
libgnomecups-0.2.3-i586-2gsb [inst=no]: libgnomecups (CUPS GNOME library)
pycups-1.9.36-i586-2gsb [inst=no]: pycups (Python Bindings for CUPS Printing)
system-config-printer-0.9.90-i586-1gsb [inst=no]: system-config-printer (CUPS Configuration Utility)

Could somebody suggest how to solve this problem as I am quite new to VC.

Thank you.
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hata_ph
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 05:12:38 pm »

Run VASM to see the CUPS services is enable on boot time...
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Sta1ker
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 01:44:18 am »

VASM doesn't have this service listed and I couldn't figure out how to add this service to the list.

I tried to use WEBCAPS and it complaint cupsd was bot started, then it was trying to start this service and finally failed with error starting service and asking to look at VASM services list....
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hata_ph
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 03:10:27 am »

try run /etc/rc.d/init.d/cups restart in console as root

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/docs/vl60/manuals/vl6_printing_guide_en.html
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Sta1ker
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 01:04:11 pm »

Yeah, there are all services listed in VASM... but no cups.

root:# ls -l /etc/rc.d/init.d/
total 49
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3438 2007-05-19 07:04 bluetooth*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1060 2006-09-29 04:41 cron*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1066 2007-10-09 21:38 firewall*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1126 2007-02-24 02:50 fuse*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1182 2006-10-31 00:49 gpm*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  453 2008-12-17 04:35 gslaptd*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  988 2006-09-29 04:41 inetd*
-rwxr-xr-- 1 root root 3541 2009-01-31 16:10 lm_sensors*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1172 2006-09-29 04:41 portmap*
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root  512 2011-02-12 14:59 sample/
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1245 2006-09-29 04:41 sshd*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1087 2010-01-17 23:11 wicd*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1106 2007-10-04 05:07 wifi-radar*
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hata_ph
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 04:27:14 pm »

Below is my installed cups related packages. Try install with the cups-1.3.9-i486-1_slack12.1 using gslapt

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cups-1.3.10-i486-1_slack12.1 [inst=no]: CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System)
cups-pdf-2.5.0-i586-1vl60 [inst=no]: cups-pdf (PDF printer)
foomatic-filters-3.0_20080211-i486-1 [inst=yes]: foomatic-filters (Universal print filter/RIP wrapper)
gutenprint-5.0.2-i486-1 [inst=yes]: gutenprint (IJS printer driver for Ghostscript and CUPS)
gutenprint-5.2.4-i586-1vl60 [inst=no]: gutenprint (JS printer driver for Ghostscript and CUPS)
libgnomecups-0.2.3-i586-2gsb [inst=no]: libgnomecups (CUPS GNOME library)
pycups-1.9.36-i586-2gsb [inst=no]: pycups (Python Bindings for CUPS Printing)
system-config-printer-0.9.90-i586-1gsb [inst=no]: system-config-printer (CUPS Configuration Utility)
cups-1.3.9-i486-1_slack12.1 [inst=yes]: ED: zlib >= 1.2.3
hplip-2.8.12-i586-2vl60 [inst=yes]: D: aaa_base >= 12.1.0-noarch-2 | glibc-solibs >= 2.7-i486-10
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roarde
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 07:23:14 pm »

ls -l /etc/rc.d/init.d/sample

If cups is there, copy it to /etc/rc.d/init.d/cups, check permissions, then try it.
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Robert
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011, 10:47:16 am »

That worked! Many thanks for a quick solution.

Now I need to figure out how to add cups-pdf... but this may be another story  Roll Eyes.
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hata_ph
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011, 04:09:01 pm »

But problem is why the /etc/rc.d/init.d/cups was not there in the first place??
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Sta1ker
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011, 12:03:08 pm »

Installing cups-pdf is not easier then looking for missed cups service...  Any simple tricks like the one above with looking at sample directory?  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2011, 12:16:20 pm »

Installing cups-pdf is not easier then looking for missed cups service...  Any simple tricks like the one above with looking at sample directory?  Wink
cups-pdf should be located in the 'testing' 'extra' repo: http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=9601.0

Also, read GrannyGeeks post on her accomplishments of changing the output location of the PDF files - good advice there!

edit:
just checked and it's in the extra repo
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