Friday, June 26, 2009

CUPS Server not running

To install a printer in ubuntu, the installer program demanded that the CUPS - Common Unix Printing System had to be be operational. But my system showed that CUPS was not active.

Then I verified System>Administration>Boot-up Manager and I couldn't restart CUPS

Typying cupsd at the terminal to evoke the daemon, I got the message -

"Child exited with status 1!"

A bit of googling told me to check /var/log/cups/error_log and it gave -

"/etc/cups/ssl/server.crt" is a bad symlink - No such file or directory

I found the solution later on as -

sudo apt-get install --reistall ssl-cert

It worked and CUPS was running again.

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