[Samba] Bug/documentation error report

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu May 30 20:10:03 GMT 2002

On Thu, 30 May 2002, WEBSTER, Greg wrote:

> 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

Did you with the cups libraries?

> /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.

cheers, jerry
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