Printer Error with Admintool

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Old 05-07-2004
Printer Error with Admintool


I have a unix box [ Solaris 2.5.1 , sparc staion 5_10 )

I could successfully configure a LOCAL printer using

lpadmin -p XX -v /dev/term/a

But when I tried to do local printer configuration with admintool, ( as root user ) it throws up error. " add printer failed ".

Also when I tried to modify the printer configured using lpadmin,
it throws "get printer failed".

However the printer works fine with
lp -d XX commands.

Can somebody throw some light on why is this happening ?

( The admintool allows me to configure new users without any problem . )/

# 2  
Old 05-07-2004
why dont you list the commands you are trying.

and what you are trying to do.

admintool is very limited it is perfered that you use the command line utilities.
# 3  
Old 05-07-2004
Not a 2.5.1 error but it may not have been fixed in 2.5.1 as far as admintool....

When trying to add a printer in Solaris[TM] 2.5 Operating Environment
using the lpadmin command, we get the following error;

UX:lpadmin: ERROR: Printer type "hplaser" is not in the
Terminfo database.
TO FIX: Check the name again; if it is correct
you have to make an entry for it in the
Terminfo database.

Or when trying to add a printer through admintool, we get "add printer

Resolution Top

The problem is that the package SUNWter was not loaded. This package contains
the terminfo database. This package does not install with the core and end user
distributions of the OS. To fix this do the following.

Insert the 2.5 OS cdrom.


# pkgadd -d /cdrom/solaris_2_5_hw196_sparc/s0/Solaris_2.5 SUNWter

this will install the terminfo database and the printer will add
upon retrying.
# 4  
Old 05-08-2004

= I am trying to find out, why my Admintool is unable to configure the printer. The investigation results may help me to prevent other issues....

The SUNWter is installed in the box.

But I have something interesting to share..

The packages show completely installed..

#pkginfo -l SUNWter
. . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . .
STATUS = completely installed.

But the pkgchk -l SUNWter shows something different.

#pkgchk -l SUNWter
WARNING: no pathnames were associated with <SUNWter>

Hang on.. This is applicable for all the packages installed in the system. !!

( including SUNWcar, SUNWcsd ..etc )

And needs to say, as of now they box is up and running.. no other signs of system erros. A clean messages file..

Is the pkgchk output raise any alarms ?,
Or can I continue with this errors ?

# 5  
Old 05-10-2004
i would reinstall those packages. on my system i get a full listing of everything installed.

you might also want to check out the file /var/sadm/install/contents.

it holds the pkg information.
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