Subject: Re: lpr -P bug as reported earlier with detailed test results etc...
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael van Elst <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/07/1996 09:52:28
Mike Long <> writes:

>Your printcap is wrong.  You need to specify an rp (remote printer)
>capability for lp2, in addition to the rm capability.

No, the default for the rp capability is "lp".

>Also, part of
>your problem may arise from the fact that the spool directories for
>both printers are the same; spool directories need to be distinct.

Correct, although it is difficult to see why two actions that should
do the same (PRINTER=lp2 and -P lp2 override) show different behaviour.
This could be an effect on _when_ the lpq command is issued, wether
the spool files already have been sent to the destination.

                                Michael van Elst

                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."