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My jobs stay in the queue after printing

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My platform :
- Two Sun Sparc stations, the first is Print Server, the second is Print Client.
- They are linked via Ethernet.
- My HP LaserJet Printer is connected in parallel on bpp0 of the Print Server.
- System : Solaris 2.5.1

When I print from Print client, printing is good but my jobs stay in the queue
after printing. (lpc command says : "nn jobs in spool ..").
Can you tell me how to stop this problem ?

NOTE : when I use command "lpstat -t", the queue is cleared (0 job in spool).
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darrenings earned 200 total points
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I have seen this before on Sun's. As Solaris is a System V Rel 4 Unix, then I would use the lpstat -t command to check the queue. This will provide the correct information. The lpc and lpq commands are throw backs for Sun OS (not System V Rel 4), I belive this is a bug and I'm sure I remeber phoning Sun about this and them saying that this was a bug.
Check with Sun support on this, is you have it - but I suggest using lpstat commands.
I hope this helps.....

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by:OM
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I am affraid the answer is not correct ! I have the smae problem : lpstat says ok, although lpc status pr says "74 entries
in spool area" AND I effectively have 74 entry in /var/spool/lp/temp.
The jobs are not removed once printed, and it is not a bug
from lpc !!
I guess this comes from the lack of back communication between
print server and print client.
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