[Samba] Add Printer Wizard Plus CUPS

Kurt Pfeifle kpfeifle at danka.de
Thu Dec 11 00:52:34 GMT 2003

> [Samba] Add Printer Wizard Plus CUPS
> Jeffrey M. Hardy hardyjm at potsdam.edu
> Wed Dec 10 22:28:12 GMT 2003
> I'm having some problems with our Samba Add-Printer-Wizard setup and
> CUPS.  Everything is working fine (drivers upload, download, configured)
> except for one thing.  Both my addprinter and deleteprinter scripts are
> forced to restart Samba in order to successfully complete their
> respective adding and deleting.  Because of this, sometimes Samba will
> not come back up correctly.
> I read that normally Samba will re-read smb.conf and pick up any printer
> entries and complete the process.  However, when dealing with CUPS as
> the printing subsystem, the printers are stored separately in (usually)
> /etc/cups/printers.conf.  If I do not restart Samba during this process,
> the client receives an "Access denied" error message.  Is there a way to
> get Samba to read the CUPS printers conf info without restarting Samba? 

Dunno if that is good enough for you:

   "kill -HUP `pidof smbd`"

Or submit a bug report to http://bugzilla.samba.org/.
Or wait till it's fixed.

I agree it is a bug.

BTW -- I've written a very rough "add printer script" also.
Do you mind sending yours to me in exchange of mine?
(I didn't dare to publish mine yet, since I am a terribly
new into shell scripting....)

> Thank you.
> CUPS 1.1.19
> Samba 3.0
> Red Hat 8.0
> -- 
> Jeff Hardy


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