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Re: [vox-tech] CUPS on FreeBSD
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Re: [vox-tech] CUPS on FreeBSD



On Mon, 10 Oct 2005 10:01:31 -0700, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> I don't know what the solution to your specific problem is...
> ("[CGI] CUPS-Get-Printers request failed - server-error-internal-
> error (500)") but you haven't mentioned editing your CUPS
> cupsd.conf configuration file... and the gui editors for that file
> seem
> not-quite-ready-for-prime-time.  RTFM for the options there. Once
> you get it working locally (as in via browser connections to
> localhost and so forth), then consider trying to get it working on
> the network (from remote machines).
>
I've been fiddling with the cupsd.conf file with vi, not using any
special GUI editors. Guess I need to go over that in detail then.

> In my case, verifying that the UID that the filters run under
> (listed in cupsd.conf) have appropriate permissions was the most
> challenging thing to get working right.  The CUPS daemon runs as
> root, but runs actual print jobs as a lower-privilege user.

I've spent two days on this and I've gotten almost nowhere. If the
next part is the _challenging_ bit, maybe I should throw in the towel
now.

However, I have set filters permissions according to instructions,
FWIW. Whether that's an issue remains to be seen.

Thanks.


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