Can't remove HP/uX remote printer

/usr/sbin/lpadmin: can't remove request directory because of directory not empty.

There are no files in the request directory.

Printer is not accepting prints and still is in status enabled/avccepting.

It's a remote printer.Doesn't make a difference if remote printer is up or down.

your advice pls...
pworceAsked:
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tfewsterCommented:
Have you tried stopping & restarting the print scheduler with /usr/sbin/lpshut & lpsched?  

What is the remote system? Can you stop & restart the scheduler on that system?
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pworceAuthor Commented:
I did lpshut/lpsched a number of times. Together with an disable/enable of the remote service.
Remote service is the Novell Netware 4.11 pldp.nlm.
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tfewsterCommented:
Panjandrums link was much more comprehensive, so he should get the points (unless, of course, pworce says it didn't work?)
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tfewsterCommented:
The link gave the suggestion of recreating the /var/spool/request/printername directories and ensuring they were owned by lp - Which, from the original question, seems a likely cause of the error messages.  

I know the HP-UX print spooler is fairly fragile and easily broken by removing files manually  - Other Unixen use the same model, but seem more robust.

I think the question is worth keeping - But you're the boss (and thanks for reviewing all these old questions)

Regards,
Tim
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