11.8 Installing VMWare tools when iPrint is hosted in VMWare results in a CUPS conflict

If you are installing iPrint in a VMWare environment, you might encounter issues that are caused by conflicts with the VMware tools. The tools use a startup script that starts CUPS. If iPrint is installed, this can cause problems in managing the iPrint server that the VMware tools are installed on. There is a conflict that cannot be resolved until CUPS releases the port it is holding open.

To fix this, run the following script: #> chmod 775 /etc/init.d/vmware-tools

Now, go to vmware-tools and comment out the following lines:

$cupsscript start
#> vi /etc/init.d/vmware-tools 
# If we found CUPS, start it, wait, then start tpvmlpd
      if [ $cupsscript ]; then
         # $cupsscript start
         sleep 2
#> chkconfig cups off

Reboot to test the new configuration.