Problem: A "Ghost printer" is shown in Cups

Problem:

A “Ghost printer” is shown in Cups
The printer is removed from the UMC completely, but even after removing it from cups, the printer becomes visible again.

Investigation:

lpstat -a
shows the printer
lpadmin -x <printer>
removes the printer, but after restarting cups it is shown in the list again.

You should know, that a failed listener command for printers is stored in /var/cache/univention-printserver. Each restart of cups, it looks in this directory and tries to apply its content.

Solution:

Remove the content of /var/cache/univention-printserver

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