[Samba] RE: [Private] RH8 and Samba 3

Darin Bawden dbawden at teamdme.com
Thu Jan 9 18:38:46 GMT 2003

I did as you suggested, and that seems to have fixed it.  Thanks for the
suggestion  However, this is contrary to the given docs on how to use CUPS
with Samba, is it not?

Darin Bawden

-----Original Message-----
From: Gordon Pritchard [mailto:gordonp at sfu.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 11:38 AM
To: Darin Bawden
Subject: Re: [Private] RH8 and Samba 3

On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 09:06, Darin Bawden wrote:

> Just a quick question, I hope.  I installed the 3.0 alpha for an RH 8.0
> server.

	Sounds very much like my setup.

  In the smb.conf file I have printing=cups and printcap=cups.  In
> the cups.conf I have printcap=/etc/printcap  When I start the Samba server
> and look at the log.smbd, it's telling me "can't open printcap file cups
> read!"  Is there a setting I have missed doing the upgrade?  It was
> fine with 2.2.7a.

	Here's a snippet from my smb.conf:

# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
   printcap name = /etc/printcap
   load printers = yes

# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless
# yours is non-standard. Currently supported print systems include:
# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx
   printing = cups

	And, from my cupsd.conf:

# Printcap: the name of the printcap file.  Default is /etc/printcap.
# Leave blank to disable printcap file generation.

Printcap /etc/printcap

	My ignorance is vast, but this setup seems to work for me!  Hope it
helps you,


Gordon Pritchard, P.Eng.         | Institute of Electrical and
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