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3258769 - Various /usr/bin/lpr errors during printing


Access Method L is used for printing.

After attempting to print a spool with Access Method L, the output fails.

Upon deeper investigation, the status of the failed spool in transaction SP01 shows "Problem" or "Incorrect".

The detailed error message shows one of the following results:

  • /usr/bin/lpr: Bad file descriptor
  • /usr/bin/lpr: The printer or class does not exist
  • /usr/bin/lpr: No such file or directory



  • SAP R/3 4.6C
  • SAP NetWeaver all releases
  • SAP S/4HANA on-premise all releases
  • SAP ABAP Platform all releases


ABAP platform all versions ; SAP ERP all versions ; SAP NetWeaver all versions ; SAP R/3 all versions ; SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4HANA all versions


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