cupsd arguments don't allow retrieval of information about reason for termination

Bug #1411434 reported by Karl-Philipp Richter
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
cups (Ubuntu)
In Progress
Low
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Bug Description

Invoking `/usr/sbin/cupsd -f` simply prints ~`Terminated`[1]. Assuming there's no output about the reason at all (i.e. neither to stdout or stderr nor to configured logging facilities) I'd suggest to provide it - it's overkill to dive into the manual to figure out why the process was killed - and assuming the reason is logged somewhere, it'd be nice to have a switch (e.g. `--debug-stdout`) to log to stdout regardless of which logging facility is configured in the configuration files.

I can't say - and am not eager to know - the reason why the process fails at this point, I'd prefer to seem this issue fixed and see it on my console :)

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[1] or `Killed` or something similar, didn't investigate too deep because of https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups/+bug/1411431

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: cups 1.7.5-3ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Error: [Errno 2] Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden: '/proc/version_signature'
Uname: Linux 3.18.2-031802-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Thu Jan 15 22:55:03 2015
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-01-03 (12 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
KernLog:

Lpstat: device for PDF: cups-pdf:/
MachineType: LENOVO 20221
Papersize: a4
PpdFiles: Error: command ['fgrep', '-H', '*NickName', '/etc/cups/ppd/PDF.ppd'] failed with exit code 2: grep: /etc/cups/ppd/PDF.ppd: Permission denied
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.18.2-031802-generic root=UUID=733be919-1a8c-447d-ae30-c7b1cc533a1b ro recovery rootflags=subvol=@
SourcePackage: cups
SystemImageInfo:
 current build number: 0
 device name:
 channel: daily
 last update: Unknown
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 07/12/2013
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 71CN51WW(V1.21)
dmi.board.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.board.name: INVALID
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: 31900003WIN8 STD MLT
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr71CN51WW(V1.21):bd07/12/2013:svnLENOVO:pn20221:pvrLenovoIdeaPadZ500Touch:rvnLENOVO:rnINVALID:rvr31900003WIN8STDMLT:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrLenovoIdeaPadZ500Touch:
dmi.product.name: 20221
dmi.product.version: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

Revision history for this message
Karl-Philipp Richter (krichter722) wrote :
description: updated
Changed in cups (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
Changed in cups (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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