[Samba] Samba 3.0.0, CUPS support - "Unable to open printcap
file cups for read!"
kpfeifle at danka.de
Tue Dec 9 21:19:15 GMT 2003
Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
>> [Samba] Samba 3.0.0, CUPS support - "Unable to open printcap file cups
>> for read!"
>> Fran Fabrizio fran at cis.uab.edu
>> Tue Dec 9 20:06:56 GMT 2003
>> A couple more data points:
>> # smbclient //ds119b/ps4
>> tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME
> It means Samba doesn't know about a printer share named "ps4"
> (nor a file share of that name)....
>> The syslog shows this as a result:
>> Dec 9 13:46:47 ds119b smbd: [2003/12/09 13:46:47,
>> 0] printing/pcap.c:pcap_printername_ok(282)
>> Dec 9 13:46:47 ds119b smbd: Unable to open printcap file cups
>> for read!
> This message might be bogus in your context and not lead to
> your real problem...
>> Dec 9 13:46:47 ds119b smbd: [2003/12/09 13:46:47, 0]
>> Dec 9 13:46:47 ds119b smbd: ds119b (192.168.2.232) couldn't
>> find service ps4
>> I can successfully print to this printer from the samba linux host via
>> the standard lpr -Pps4 approach. I checked my cupsd.conf to make sure
>> it had a Printcap = /etc/printcap and PrintcapFormat = BSD entries and
>> it does.
> Have you also checked your smb.conf for an entry of
> "load printers = yes"
>> The generated /etc/printcap has only one non-comment line,
> That's OK.
I forgot: should you have created the "ps4" printer
while smbd was already running, Samba might not yet
know about the printer (Samba bug -- it *should* update
its list of available printer shares just like it does
with file shares....).
Sending a "kill -HUP `pidof smbd`" might help. Or restart
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