View Full Version : [SOLVED] apt-get install cups: Please Help with Crap-out!!

May 10th, 2009, 04:36 PM
For various reasons, I wanted to do a fresh install for my Ubuntu 9.04 server. I forgot to choose the option to install print server during the initial setup.

I figured, no big deal, just run

$ sudo apt-get install cups

and get on with it. However, once the system was attempting to start cups, it hung (blinking cursor, no $ prompt, only ctrl-alt-del did anything other than display garble).

I attempted to run update command again to try to get back on track:

$ sudo apt-get update
"normal happy progress text here"
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem

So, I try to be a good listener for bash:

$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
Setting up cups (1.3.9-17ubuntu3) ... [OK ]
* Reloading AppArmor profiles ... [ OK ]
* Starting Common unix Printing System: cupsd [ OK ]
_ "blinking cursor to nowhere"
"Same Crap-Out, need to press ctrl-alt-del"


Restarted system, still had same problem, but let it hang for 30 minutes then problem went away for good. Moderators: Feel free to remove this thread and inform me if there is a way I can remove my own dead threads to save space and time for all of us. Thanks.