pdmincfg utility: sets up a minimum InfoPrint configuration in InfoPrint Manager for AIX or InfoPrint Manager for Linux


pdmincfg [-s] [ServerName]


Enter the pdmincfg utility to create a minimum InfoPrint configuration.

This minimum configuration consists of one server, one logical destination, one queue, and one actual destination. You can use this minimum configuration to verify that InfoPrint is properly installed and is operational. The pdmincfg utility creates a minimal configuration appropriate for a small InfoPrint installation.


The pdmincfg utility uses this flag:

Causes pdmincfg to start the specified server. If you do not specify this flag, but do specify the ServerName, InfoPrint does not start the server. If you do not request InfoPrint to start the server, InfoPrint assumes it is already up and running.


The argument value identifies the specific object to which the utility applies.

Valid argument values for the pdmincfg utility are:

Specifies the name of the server that runs in the minimum configuration. ServerName defaults to the hostname.


To set up a minimum configuration on a system with the server name of serv1, follow these steps:

  1. Enter:
    pdmincfg -s serv1

    InfoPrint displays:

    Your server print database will be stored in /var/pd/serv1.
    Press enter to continue or press CTRL-C to cancel the request.

    Note: Your PDBASE environment variable setting determines the directories where InfoPrint stores your server print database.
  2. Press Enter and InfoPrint displays:
    Note: If the server does not exist, InfoPrint prompts you after message 5010-467. Type y and press Enter to create the server.
    5010-467 Starting server serv1.
    5010-406 Creating default objects. Please wait.
    5010-405 Successfully started server serv1.
    5010-470 Creating logical destination serv1-lp.
    5010-471 Creating queue serv1-q.
    5010-472 Enabling logical destination serv1-lp.
    Enter 1 or 2 for the type of actual destination to be created:
    1 = Test actual destination that does not actually print to a 
    printer device
    2 = Actual destination that uses your attributes file
  3. You now have a choice of responses:
    • To create a test actual destination to verify that InfoPrint is properly installed, enter 1.
    • To create an actual destination that represents a real printer device, follow these steps:
      1. Enter 2.

        InfoPrint displays:

        Enter the name of your destination attributes file:

      2. Enter the name of a file containing attributes that describe the destination you want to create. For example:

        This example shows the full pathname of the file. If /usr/fred/attfiles is defined in your PDPATH environment variable, you can specify just the file name.

        The file pp_tcpip.X contains information like this:

        # TCP/IP-attached actual destination
        destination-realization           =actual
        attachment-type                   =tcpip
        destination-model                 =InfoPrint4000
        destination-tcpip-port-number     =5001

  4. InfoPrint displays:
    5010-476 Creating actual destination serv1-pp.
    5010-477 Enabling actual destination serv1-pp.
    5010-462 Your minimum configuration is now active:
             Logical Destination: serv1-lp
             Queue: serv1-q
             Actual Destination: serv1-pp
  5. To print a file named test on the actual destination you just created, enter:
    pdpr -p serv1-lp test