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Old 08-24-2009
lpstat issues

Hi,
I tried to migrate a server, I installed AIX on a new server and I want to configure the printer queues. I copied all of files from the old server where the printer queues are working fine. I followed these steps:
1. copy the /etc/qconfig (make a copy of the original before)
2. Copy the following files:
/var/spool/lpd/pio/@local/custom/*
/var/spool/lpd/pio/@local/dev/*
/var/spool/lpd/pio/@local/ddi/*
3. change the permissions on the copied files to 664
chmod 664 filename
chgrp printq filename
4. cycle the printer subsystem
stopsrc -s qdaemon
startsrc -s qdaemon
When I check the services, I get this result:
#lssrc -s qdaemon
Subsystem Group PID Status
qdaemon spooler 494536 active
#lpstat
Queue Dev Status
------- ----- ---------
trav1 hp@lp UNKNOWN

WHen I check in this directory "ls /var/spool/lpd/stat/", I got this result:
"s.trav1."
It should be "s.trav1.hp@lptrav", the device name is missing.
Here is the part of the configuration in /etc/qconfig:
trav1:
device = hp@lptrav
hp@lptrav:
file = /var/spool/lpd/pio/@local/dev/hp@lptrav#hpJetDirect#9100
header = never
trailer = never
access = both
backend = /usr/lib/lpd/pio/etc/piojetd lptrav 9100

I can ping lptrav printer. I have this issue for all queues.
How can I resolve this issue to be able to associate the queue name to the device name and how can I get the READY status instead UNKNOWN status in lpstat command?
Thanks,
Imad
# 2  
Old 08-24-2009
We do almost the exact same steps that you do but have a little script called qmigrate.sh that we run (see below) which also does a chvirprt command (see below):

#!/bin/ksh

cp /usr/lpp/printers.rte/inst_root/var/spool/lpd/pio/@local/smit/* \
/var/spool/lpd/pio/@local/smit

cd /var/spool/lpd/pio/@local/custom
chmod 775 /var/spool/lpd/pio/@local/custom
for file in `ls`
do
chmod 664 $file
QNAME=`echo $file | cut -d':' -f1`
DEVICE=`echo $file | cut -d':' -f2`
chvirprt -q $QNAME -d $DEVICE
done
# 3  
Old 08-24-2009
Hi

I tried your suggestions and it does not work. Any other suggestions?

Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by homeyjoe
We do almost the exact same steps that you do but have a little script called qmigrate.sh that we run (see below) which also does a chvirprt command (see below):

#!/bin/ksh

cp /usr/lpp/printers.rte/inst_root/var/spool/lpd/pio/@local/smit/* \
/var/spool/lpd/pio/@local/smit

cd /var/spool/lpd/pio/@local/custom
chmod 775 /var/spool/lpd/pio/@local/custom
for file in `ls`
do
chmod 664 $file
QNAME=`echo $file | cut -d':' -f1`
DEVICE=`echo $file | cut -d':' -f2`
chvirprt -q $QNAME -d $DEVICE
done
# 4  
Old 08-24-2009
Try doing 'enq -d' on the new system (as root of course).
# 5  
Old 08-24-2009
I tried enq -d as root and I get the same result UNKNOWN.

Quote:
Originally Posted by homeyjoe
Try doing 'enq -d' on the new system (as root of course).
# 6  
Old 08-24-2009
Is that the only print queue with the problem?
# 7  
Old 08-24-2009
no all of them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by homeyjoe
Is that the only print queue with the problem?

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