[Samba] Bug/documentation error report

WEBSTER, Greg GWEBSTER at ahbl.ca
Thu May 30 16:17:02 GMT 2002

Discovered something that cost me an hour or two trying to solve.

In http://localhost:901/swat/help/smb.conf.5.html#PRINTCAPNAME it says:
To use the CUPS printing interface set printcap name = cups . This should be
supplemented by an addtional setting printing = cups in the [global]
section. printcap name = cups will use the "dummy" printcap created by CUPS,
as specified in your CUPS configuration file. 

Well...in that case, "printcap name = cups" makes Samba look for a file
called "cups" which doesn't exist (maybe some old version of CUPS created
this file instead of editing /etc/printcap?). Therefore you get errors in
/var/log/messages and Samba can't find the printers you used CUPS to set up.
And that means you spend quite a while looking for a problem that just
happened because you followed directions.

Please someone on the Samba team correct this? 



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