Printer queue problem (LPRng 3.4.2, Samba 1.9.18p4,

Steen Jensen sj at
Tue Apr 21 19:37:48 GMT 1998

On Wed, 15 Apr 1998, Sbragion Denis wrote:

infotecn> Hello,
infotecn> >I've been having a problem with Win95 clients watching a printer queue on
infotecn> >the Samba server (called labserv2).  labserv2 is a Solaris 2.5.1 machine
infotecn> >running samba 1.9.18p4.  The printing system is LPRng 3.4.2.
infotecn> >
infotecn> >A user can watch the printer queue from a Win95 client machine.  However,
infotecn> >when the printer queue gets backed up (usually about 12 jobs), the queue
infotecn> ..
infotecn> >Does anybody have any clues?
infotecn> here we have exactly the same problem. Already tested with different
infotecn> version of lprng. Already reported to samba bugs. The only solution I found
infotecn> is the following one (under Linux):
infotecn> lpq command = /usr/bin/lpq -P %p | /bin/head -15
infotecn> Of course using this command you'll see only the first 10 jobs in the
infotecn> printer queue.

Try this patch from Jeremy Allison:

----------------------cut here------------------------
Index: ipc.c
RCS file: /data/cvs/samba/source/ipc.c,v
retrieving revision
diff -w -b -u -r1.73.2.10 ipc.c
--- ipc.c       1998/04/11 00:42:33
+++ ipc.c       1998/04/14 17:14:33
@@ -280,8 +280,9 @@
   p->subcount = 0;
   p->curpos = p->format;
   if (i > n) {
+    p->neededlen = i;
     i = n = 0;
-    p->errcode = NERR_BufTooSmall;
+    p->errcode = ERROR_MORE_DATA;
     p->errcode = NERR_Success;
----------------------end patch-----------------------

It fixed our problem with printerqueues longer the 12 jobs.


Steen Jensen,
Aalborg University,

infotecn> Hope it helps !
infotecn> 	Dr. Sbragion Denis
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