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Error Request (SERVER_ERROR) - bad status code (0x500) IPP Error: 0x500

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Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 3


After upgrade to sles10sp4+oes2sp3+latest patches (october update), when accessing the iprint manager configuration or driver store, an error is displayed.

The error is appearing if you access iManager, iPrint, manager print manager, select the print manager and then error appears:

 Exception reading manager information Close

Error Request (SERVER_ERROR) - bad status code (0x500)

IPP Error: 0x500 .

imanager in debug mode shows a generic error:

11/21/12 [13:32:59.122] AuthenticatorServl..176 >>>124-------------------------------------------------------------------------

11/21/12 [13:32:59.122] AuthenticatorServl..773 /nps/servlet/webacc

   ?bookId=iPrintX.Manage iPrint Manager



11/21/12 [13:34:29.348] PropertyBook.......1582 Request (SERVER_ERROR) - bad status code (0x500)<BR>IPP Error: 0x500

11/21/12 [13:34:29.348] PropertyBook.......1582

com.novell.emframe.dev.PageException: Request (SERVER_ERROR) - bad status code (0x500)

IPP Error: 0x500

at com.novell.admin.iPrint.iPrintUtil.processExceptionWithTitle(Unknown Source)

The apache2 error log shows a generic error:

Wed Nov 21 10:55:35 2012] [warn] mod_ipp: Error returned: 0x001

[Wed Nov 21 10:55:35 2012] [warn] IPP Operation error=SRVR_ERR_INTERNAL_ERR, operation=Service Request

But print manager and driver store are up and running fine so printing works.  The only symptom is that the Print Manager cannot be managed via iManager.


Correct the ownership and/or permission for /opt/novell/iprint/bin/iprintcnfg

The following commands will resolve the above issue:
chown root.www /opt/novell/iprint/bin/iprintcnfg
chmod 4750 /opt/novell/iprint/bin/iprintcnfg
Alternatively, you can run SuseConfig to correct the owner and permissions.

Checking permissions and ownerships - using the permissions files
setting /opt/novell/iprint/bin/iprintcnfg to root:www 4750. (wrong owner/group root:root)


setting apache2 in debug mode, showed:

[Mon Nov 26 13:36:31 2012] [warn] mod_ipp: Error returned: 0x001

[Mon Nov 26 13:36:31 2012] [debug] reqhndl.c(648): ParseAndProcessIPPRequest : Processed request with status 1280

[Mon Nov 26 13:36:31 2012] [debug] reqhndl.c(694): ParseAndProcessIPPRequest : Sending response

[Mon Nov 26 13:36:31 2012] [warn] IPP Operation error=SRVR_ERR_INTERNAL_ERR, operation=Service Request

That information was pointing to a problem with the iprintcnfg file. Reviewing the file, the wrong ownership was shown:

-rwsr-x---  1 root root       17312 Sep  4 23:26 iprintcnfg

The correct one should be  root:www.


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  • Document ID:7011465
  • Creation Date:07-DEC-12
  • Modified Date:21-OCT-14
    • NovelliPrint
      Open Enterprise Server

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