On Tue, 4 Feb 2003, Bjarne Wichmann Petersen wrote:

> On Monday 03 February 2003 22:05, AlanE wrote:
> > >/usr/local/bin/lpr -P 'laserjet' '/var/tmp/kde-mekanix/kdeprint_pYNslYF' :
> > >execution failed with message:
> > >lpr: unable to print file: server-error-service-unavailable"
> > That looks like a cups message;  did you install cups-lpr as well?
> > And, what is the print system set to in the print dialog? That message
> > indicates that the print daemon (cupsd) is not running.
> "I" haven't installed cups, but looks like KDE "dragged" it along. So yes, 
> cups-lpr seems to be installed and no cupsd is not runing. And I really don't 
> like cups running, I'm quite happy with the systems lpr/lpd. So, can I remove 
> safely all-that-is-cups without breaking anything in KDE? And how do I 
> reinstate my systems lpr?

I don't know if pkg_deinstalling cups will break KDE, but I'm going to
wager a guess that you have /usr/local/bin before /usr/bin in your path,
and that if you reverse them, printing will work.


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