Package Details: lprng 3.8.C-10

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Package Base: lprng
Description: An Enhanced Printer Spooler
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Licenses: custom:Artistic
Conflicts: cups
Submitter: axs
Maintainer: djraymondnm
Last Packager: djraymondnm
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.33
First Submitted: 2008-12-01 12:01
Last Updated: 2017-10-28 18:49

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Anonymous comment on 2011-10-10 01:36

The errors go away with:

cd /usr/lib
sudo ln -s libfakeroot/

As pointed out by:

However there's another building problem to solve. I'll talk to it in next comment...

Anonymous comment on 2011-09-05 11:45

I'm trying to build the LPRng package using makepkg. When makepkg runs, it outputs dozens and dozens of lines which state:

ERROR: object '' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

Eventually, makepkg finishes with " ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting..."

My Arch system is fully up-to-date as of last week (2nd September 2011). What do I need to do to build this package successfully?

axs commented on 2011-01-04 23:26

Ugh, never have any problem with, ftp or http, and they list FTP as the main source. The site doesn't have any SF links on download page, and looks like they didn't update their SF page in a while. Changed ftp link to http though, agreed, it should be easier for most people to use http.

Arch being rolling release system and all, I guess there is a reason to keep the "current" version in this package, and maybe create another one for (apparently stable) 3.8.A.

And hm, it really doesn't require any patches.

The package itself is larger because of the docs — and again, looks like they have no source-only package on the main site.

Anonymous comment on 2010-05-04 03:19

This was an old comment I had... Why is the used as the source for lprng, when the page itself,, points to

Problem is that the sources are not able to be downloaded most of the time. This hurts the package, which by the way keeps being my preferred spooler...

Only caveat with the sourceforge repositories, is that the version conventin doesn't follow the one... Under debian unstable they're using 8.3.A (, and they're around the 3rd version of this source...

If we use the sourceforge source, as debian is doing, the bonus is that there are no patches needed, and I haven't found the source I pointed out, unavailable.

Another approach is to use the http source,, but it doens't work all the time, but at least it improves over the ftp source, which is pretty much dow most of the time...

One noticeable difference is that the sourceforge source is 958K long, while the http lprng one is 12M, not sure why the increase in size, niether why 3.8.33 was not uploaded into sourceforge, if sourceforge is actually pointed out by the original web page...