Ubuntu 9.10 - There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'httpConnectionEncrypt failed'.

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Ubuntu 9.10 - There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'httpConnectionEncrypt failed'.

by Craig Mayhew on Thu 7th Jan 2010 under General
CUPS had me chasing around for a while to fix this issue. Whenever I tried to print I realized there were no printers and going to "System -> Administration -> Printing" caused the error "There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'httpConnectionEncrypt failed'" when I tried to connect to the local CUPS service. The "/etc/init.d/cups" file had completely disappeared and reinstalling the cups package didn't fix it! In the end I marked the cups package for "complete removal" which also removes the configuration files. After this I then reinstalled CUPS, "/etc/init.d/cups" reappeared and it worked once again. Unfortunately I had to reinstall my printers on this machine.

Steps were:

  1. Complete removal of CUPS package including the configuration files

  2. Reinstall the CUPS package.

  3. Start the CUPS service with "sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart" in the terminal.

  4. Reinstall your printers

  5. Print stuff!



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