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SubjectRe: GLOAT BLOAT (Was: Boot messages, Ideas for v2.1)
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Herbert Rosmanith writes:
>> Well I kind of liked 'lp on fire' for the printer is off line/outa
>
>"lp on fire" is not (C)Linux ... I saw it on other (older) unices too.

Amazing!

When I did my Linux parallel port driver rewrite some years ago, the
original author had put a comment something like "/* unknown error;
on fire? */ under a conditional. I liked it so much I turned it into
an error message (for better or worse...) that said "lp on fire".
I had never seen that error message in any other unix (at the time,
I had only used BSD on a VAX and SunOS, none of the machines I used
*had* an lp device, and I wasn't the sysadmin anyway).

Just out of curiousity, can you name any of those older unices with
the same error message?

michaelkjohnson

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