viewing jobs in printer queues broken in 3.0.0?

John H Terpstra jht at
Mon Oct 20 19:28:23 GMT 2003

On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, M A Young wrote:

> On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, John H Terpstra wrote:
> > On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, M A Young wrote:
> >
> > > As far as I can tell, viewing of print jobs on the server is
> > > completely broken in samba 3. I have tested this on linux and solaris
> > > servers (the active lines in the smb.conf file from the linux box are
> > > below), with spoolss on and off, and from XP and smbclient. Presumably
> > > this means that the job management facilities are also broken. Is this a
> > > known bug, or conversely does someone have a setup where viewing print
> > > queues on the server actually works?
> >
> > Works for me. Is it still "completely broken" with the following changes?
> > What version of CUPS do you have? What is the platform?
> I am not using cups. The platform we want it for is Solaris, using
> standard sysv print commands, though I can probably check tomorrow if cups
> works on the linux box. It may be that viewing print jobs is "completely
> broken" only for sysv printing!
> 	Michael Young

For Solaris (SysV) you may need to verify that the "lpq command" parameter
is correct for your system. That is how Samba obtains the list of jobs.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at

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