IMPRINTS: unable to expand microsoft cab file

Fouquet, Errol Errol.Fouquet at
Tue Mar 27 20:14:03 GMT 2001


Perhaps you could help me with a problem building a Samba print package.
I've downloaded the drivers files I need from HP. I run the appropriate command, but it dies with the following output:
	[root at tux designjet]# /usr/local/imprints/bin/
--name="hp1050c" --version=1.00  
	--display-name="HP   DesignJet 1050c" -d "HP DesignJet 1050C by HP"
	Package: hp1050c-1.00.tar.gz
	Display Name: HP DesignJet 1050c

	Using archive pl132en.exe for files.
	Using file OEMSETUP.INF for INF information.
	Architecture: Windows NT X86 (detected from INF)
	Manufacturer: HP (detected from INF)
	Model: HP DesignJet 1050C by HP
	magic1 = 4643534d
	/tmp/file4TJ9Cj/hpltcol1.ex_: not a MS-compressed file
	ERROR: Unable to expand `/tmp/file4TJ9Cj/hpltcol1.ex_' to package.

The "magic1 = 4643534d" was some debugging output I added. If I expand
pl132.exe to a directory and do a "file hpltcol1.ex_" it appears to be a
"Microsoft CAB file". 

Errol Fouquet - UNIX SysAdmin
Minerals Management Service, DOI
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email: errol.fouquet at

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Carter [mailto:gcarter at]
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 9:08 AM
To: Fouquet, Errol
Cc: 'Jeremy Allison'; 'samba-ntdom'; 'samba'
Subject: Re: Samba 2.2 print driver setup

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Fouquet, Errol wrote:

> Will there be any methodology available in 2.2 for installing print
> drivers without browsing to the PRINT$ share from a W2K/NT box? I've
> got about 180 printers (at least 30 different models) shared and I'm
> encountering some difficulties in installing drivers.

You can automate print driver installs using smbclient and 
rpcclient.  See for examples.  
The installation client here is simply a perl script wrapper 
for [smb|rpc]client.  

I'm also planning on working on a setdriver command for 
rpcclient to set the printer driver for an existing printer
(using a previously installed driver).  

However, as of yet I have not designed an automated way of
migrating printers.def into the new setup for 2.2.

Cheers, jerry
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