cups is ...

Tom Allison tom at
Tue Sep 16 10:07:12 PDT 2008

It's connection to macports is that I was trying to find if anyone had  
experiences similar to this one.

Turns out that the problem has nothing to do with your chastising  
remarks about changing files. The problem has to do with:
Linux Kernel

So it's not that trivial to fix. I would go into it further but, as  
you said, it really doesn't have anythng to do with macports. If  
interested, contact me directly.


On Sep 16, 2008, at 11:41 AM, Eric Hall < at>  

> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 07:41:49AM -0400, Tom Allison wrote:
>> I'm stuck.
>> I am trying to print to a remote printer through cups.
>> It's worked for years.
>> I moved my subnet to a different class and relabled the printer IP in
>> the cups.conf file to point to the new printer location.
>> I can get firefox to print.
>> Everything else fails.
>> I get either a 'Error while printing' or 'An Unknown Error Occurred
>> while Printing'.
>> Problem is, the cups log don't even show the notebook trying to  
>> access
>> the server.  And print Preview fails as well.
>> So I'm inclined to think that the problem lies in the client rather  
>> than
>> the server.  I recently went through some upgrades of the OS and  
>> here I
>> am.  Not a fan of Apple right now...
>    And this has what to do with macports?  Did you install cups
> via macports?
>    That said, if you go editing files on disk without catching
> all the places changes are needed, don't be surprised if things don't
> work quite right.
>        -eric

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