[Samba] PDF printing problem - can't find Samba's spool file?

Kurt Pfeifle kpfeifle at danka.de
Thu Dec 12 15:34:01 GMT 2002

Dave Brodbeck wrote on Samba-digest:

> Message: 21
> From: David Brodbeck <DavidB at mail.interclean.com>
> To: "'samba at samba.org'" <samba at samba.org>
> Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 09:06:45 -0500
> Subject: [Samba] PDF printing problem - can't find Samba's spool file?
> I'm still struggling with this, and people keep asking me why the PDF
> printer still isn't working...does anyone have any suggestions?

Hi, Dave,

I guess anybody here on the list who is slightly interested in printing thought
when reading your first mail: "Well, if Dave is System Admin, he'll surely
know *which* printing system he upgraded, and to *which version*. If he
doesn't want to tell us -- we can't help him. Maybe he realizes the gap
in the info he's provided and and he'll deliver it in an afterglow. Let's
wait until he comes forward with it..."


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Brodbeck 
> Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 4:09 PM
> To: 'samba at samba.org'
> Subject: PDF printing problem - can't find Samba's file?
> I'm sure this is something simple, but I can't figure it out.
> After a printing system upgrade, my old PDF-writer script (which acted as an
> lp input filter) stopped working.  I took this as an opportunity to rewrite
> it to work straight from Samba.  But I'm having an odd problem -- I can't
> find Samba's job file.  Here's the entry:
> [pdf2]
>         path = /export/spool
>         printable = yes
>         guest ok = yes
>         print command = /usr/local/bin/mkpdf2.pl %s %U %I >>/tmp/pdf.log
> 2>&1
>         lpq command =
>         lprm command =
> I had the script print out the parameters it got.  It's getting filenames
> like:
> smbprn.000413.8dCLi2
> Note that there's no path on the front of that filename, like I expected
> with %s.  And sure enough, the file isn't in /export/spool.  In fact, I
> can't find it *anywhere*.  Any ideas where it's going?
> ----------
> David Brodbeck, System Administrator
> InterClean Equipment, Inc.
> Ypsilanti, Michigan
> davidb at mail.interclean.com
> (734) 975-2967 x221

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