[Samba] lost CUPSslibs support after upgrading to samba 2.2.8a-1

Herbert FRIEDL H.Friedl at unido.org
Thu Jul 24 07:41:57 GMT 2003

Dear all

Of coarse, everything was working ok- but 

after i upgraded from 2.2.7 to samba 2.2.8a-1 now it seems that i have 
lost the cupslib support.

 the log gives me this:

[2003/07/24 09:11:46, 0] 
  connect_to_client: Can't resolve address for BO1868-6567
[2003/07/24 09:11:46, 0] printing/pcap.c:pcap_printername_ok(289)
  Unable to open printcap file cups for read!
[2003/07/24 09:11:46, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(252)
  bo1868-6567 ( couldn't find service 
[2003/07/24 09:12:44, 1] smbd/service.c:close_cnum(677)
  bo1868-6567 ( closed connection to service HOME
[2003/07/24 09:12:44, 2] smbd/server.c:exit_server(511)
  Closing connections

the line: unable to open printcap file cups for read 

my smb.conf file has this 

   ; --- printing ---
   printing            = cups
   printcap name       = cups   
#   printcap name       = /etc/printcap
   show add printer wizard = yes

   load printers       = yes

when i do a ldd '/usr/sbin/smbd' i do not get the CUPS library support 
according to kurt pfeifles manual chapter 19/page 195

When i change in smb.conf the setting printcap name = /etc/printcap the 
printing works but without cups.

Can anyone out there give me a hint how i can activate the CUPS support 
in samba again.

we are using RedHat 9.0, samba 2.2.8a and cups 1.1.19

Appreciate any help.

Herbert Friedl
UNIDO Vienna

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