lpr - BSD lpr/lpd line printer spooling system

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name lpr
Package version 2008.05.17.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 270 B
Download size 89.51 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
This is the BSD printer spooler and associated utilities.
You can use this for local and remote printers.
If you install magicfilter or apsfilter (along with ghostscript),
lpr will be able to automatically handle special file types
(such as Postscript and PDF files).


Package Version Architecture Repository
lpr_2008.05.17.1_i386.deb 2008.05.17.1 i386 Debian Main
lpr - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
netbase -


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suidmanager << 0.50


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logcheck-database -


Type URL
Binary Package lpr_2008.05.17.1_amd64.deb
Source Package lpr

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install lpr deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install lpr




2014-11-20 - Adam Majer <adamm@zombino.com>
lpr (1:2008.05.17.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Acknowledge NMU. Thank you. (closes: #544552)
* Fix an integer overflow in chksize() function on systems with > 1TB
spool partition. (closes: #769925)
2011-04-22 - Aurelien Jarno <aurel32@debian.org>
lpr (1:2008.05.17+nmu1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to fix a 1.5 years old pending bug.
* Apply patch from Petr Salinger to fix the build on GNU/kFreeBSD
(closes: #544552).
2008-05-19 - Adam Majer <adamm@zombino.com>
lpr (1:2008.05.17) unstable; urgency=low
* Change package priority from standard to optional since it was
already done in the override file
* Add upstream revision file
* Upgrade standards to 3.7.3
* Overwrite logcheck-database provided logcheck file with our own
version (closes: #418393)
* Added upstream patches
+ lpd/printjob.c [rev. 1.41] - rfc 3834 support: "Auto-Submitted:
auto-generated" on lots of things; from Tamas TEVESZ
+ Synched to upstream lpr as of 2008-05-17
* Merged logcheck-database rule with the ones provided by lpr.
* Remove old changelog entries for versions before OpenBSD's version
was used as an upstream.
* Added Vcs- info to control file.
2006-11-04 - Adam Majer <adamm@zombino.com>
lpr (1:2006.11.04) unstable; urgency=low
* Added upstream patches
+ lpr.c [rev. 1.39] - portability patch s/0/SEEK_SET/ in lseek
* /var/log/lp-{acct,errs} are now rotated weekly with lp:adm
ownership with 0640 permissions. The latter is to counteract any
security related information being leaked from filter's stderr to
the log to the user. (closes: #390720)
2006-08-03 - Adam Majer <adamm@zombino.com>
lpr (1:2006.08.03) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed the changelog errors (closes: #307753)
* (lpd/lpd.8) Manpage update clarifying that lpd will silently drop print
requests if reverse DNS lookup fails.
* Remove /etc/printcap conffile on purge only if it was not modified
(closes: #326046)
* Added a slightly modified patch to enable lpd to recognize
hosts.equiv and hosts.lpd lines without trailing newline (closes:
* Applied a patch from Martin Michlmayr that moves the dot in the init
script next to the lpd name. This is to make the init script consistent
with the other deamon's init scrips. (closes: #337222)
* Plug a memory leak in displayq.c when nitems==0. Patch from
OpenBSD cvs - originally from NetBSD.
* Fixed lprm to function correctly when the - parameters is
used. (closes: #337743)
* Added LSB formatted dependencies to the init script (closes:
* Updated Standards to 3.7.2. No changes.
2005-05-01 - Adam Majer <adamm@zombino.com>
lpr (1:2005.05.01) unstable; urgency=low
* Changed to Debian native package. It is still based from OpenBSD cvs, but
syncing with upstream now occurs on an ongoing basis.
* (lpd/printjob.c) Applied a slightly modified patch from upstream to
pstatus which could cause possible stack corruption if vnsprintf failed.
2005-04-13 - Adam Majer <adamm@zombino.com>
lpr (1:2005.01.28-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix a FTBFS - logcheck is not present as a group. Use dh_installlogcheck
2005-04-12 - Adam Majer <adamm@zombino.com>
lpr (1:2005.01.28-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Added logcheck ignore files for server configuration.
* Added a patch from upstream that fixes handling of command line options
for lpr (lpr.c 1.37 revision upstream)
* Using dpatch for upstream patches which should keep things easier to sync
when upstream is synced.
2005-02-17 - Adam Majer <adamm@zombino.com>
lpr (1:2005.01.28-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Added a timeout to question in postrm regarding removal the spool
directory during purge. Timeout is needed to handle non-interactive
removals. (closes: #293308)
* Added a hint (daemon not running) to error condition when connection to
daemon fails. (closes: #180287)

See Also

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