printcap 'stuff' - SCO

This is a discussion on printcap 'stuff' - SCO ; SCO 505 box, undermaintained. SCO:Unix::5.0.5Eb rs505a.Unix505.1.0a oss497c.Unix505.1.0a oss600a.Unix505 SCO:Unix::rs505a.Unix505.1.0a SCO:Unix: ss497c.Unix505.1.0a SCO:Unix: ss600a.Unix505 SCO:link::1.1.1Eb rs505a.link111.1.0a oss497c.link111.1.0a SCO:link::rs505a.link111.1.0a SCO:link: ss497c.link111.1.0a Scoadmin printers yields the following error: Unable to get complete data for 'Printer Manager on hostname' Failed to retrieve list of ...

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  1. printcap 'stuff'

    SCO 505 box, undermaintained.

    SCO:Unix::5.0.5Eb rs505a.Unix505.1.0a oss497c.Unix505.1.0a
    oss600a.Unix505
    SCO:Unix::rs505a.Unix505.1.0a
    SCO:Unix:ss497c.Unix505.1.0a
    SCO:Unix:ss600a.Unix505
    SCO:link::1.1.1Eb rs505a.link111.1.0a oss497c.link111.1.0a
    SCO:link::rs505a.link111.1.0a
    SCO:link:ss497c.link111.1.0a

    Scoadmin printers yields the following error:
    Unable to get complete data for 'Printer Manager on hostname'
    Failed to retrieve list of remote printers.
    General failure occurred in processing attribute remotePrinterHost
    Cannot find an entry for printer 'lp' in /etc/printcap.

    and syslog has a similar Tcl error.

    /etc/printcap:
    dc322:\
    :lp=:rm=xerox:rp=lp:sd=/usr/spool/lpd/dc322:mx#0:
    xerox2:\
    :lp=/dev/null:ex:sd=/usr/spool/lpd/xerox2:mx#0:

    which are two printers setup as, I believe, remote LPD/LPR printing.

    Netcat for this machine is on my to-do list.

    Can anyone figure out what this error message means? I'm assuming
    'rp=lp' means to find queue lp on the printer, which vaguely sounds
    familiar from when I set it up, seven years ago.

    (One other oddity: scoadmin is not displaying the information in the
    Description field that I input. It exists in the file
    /var/spool/lp/admins/lp/printers/printer-name, which I thought would be
    where scoadmin gets it from. Eh?)

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    Economic Group Pension Services http://egps.com
    Actuaries and Employee Benefit Consultants

  2. Re: printcap 'stuff'

    Nachman Yaakov Ziskind wrote (on Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 03:01:49PM -0500):
    > SCO 505 box, undermaintained.
    >
    > SCO:Unix::5.0.5Eb rs505a.Unix505.1.0a oss497c.Unix505.1.0a
    > oss600a.Unix505
    > SCO:Unix::rs505a.Unix505.1.0a
    > SCO:Unix:ss497c.Unix505.1.0a
    > SCO:Unix:ss600a.Unix505
    > SCO:link::1.1.1Eb rs505a.link111.1.0a oss497c.link111.1.0a
    > SCO:link::rs505a.link111.1.0a
    > SCO:link:ss497c.link111.1.0a
    >
    > Scoadmin printers yields the following error:
    > Unable to get complete data for 'Printer Manager on hostname'
    > Failed to retrieve list of remote printers.
    > General failure occurred in processing attribute remotePrinterHost
    > Cannot find an entry for printer 'lp' in /etc/printcap.
    >
    > Can anyone figure out what this error message means? I'm assuming
    > 'rp=lp' means to find queue lp on the printer, which vaguely sounds
    > familiar from when I set it up, seven years ago.


    Nevermind! I just found TA 110497.

    > (One other oddity: scoadmin is not displaying the information in the
    > Description field that I input. It exists in the file
    > /var/spool/lp/admins/lp/printers/printer-name, which I thought would be
    > where scoadmin gets it from. Eh?)


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    _________________________________________
    Nachman Yaakov Ziskind, FSPA, LLM awacs@ziskind.us
    Attorney and Counselor-at-Law http://ziskind.us
    Economic Group Pension Services http://egps.com
    Actuaries and Employee Benefit Consultants

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