[Samba] samba3 and CUPS: lpoptions does not work

Gonçal 4q9ijyk02 at sneakemail.com
Fri Oct 31 14:12:24 GMT 2003

I'm sorry I forgot to mention that, but I am actually using using
cups-samba-1.1.19 as you suggest. The cups-postscript drivers are
downloading automatically to the clients. Everything works perfectly,
except for the fact that I don't get 2-up printing to work :-(

I suspect that when the job comes from the samba side, the options
applied to the queue with lpoptions are not actually enforced. The other
obvious possibility is that I have not configured the queue properly
(what did I do wrong?).

Basically, the way I did this is:
- Set up a plain CUPS queue and "export" it to samba with cupsaddsmb
(everything works as expected)
- Repeat the same steps as above for a second queue, pointing to the
same printer. I then ran lpoptions -d NX2-118_2up -o number-up=2 and
after that I ran cupsaddsmb.

The new que (NX2-118_2up) works alright (i.e. 2-up printing) from Linux,
but prints 1-up from samba :-(

By the way, is there any way to access CUPS printer instances (e.g.
NX2-118/2up) from samba?

Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot in advance!


> The jobs would need to arrive at the Samba server in 
> postscript, preferably from the 'cups driver'.  (CUPS 
> publishes a postscript driver for windows that is designed to 
> work with with a cups print chain).
> Andrew Bartlett
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Bartlett abartlet-at-samba.org |samba2| 
> [mailto:qifohnmgco0t at sneakemail.com] 
> Sent: 31 October 2003 13:36
> To: Gonçal
> Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] samba3 and CUPS: lpoptions does not work
> On Fri, 2003-10-31 at 22:52, Gonçal wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have set up a CUPS queue in the samba server with 
> specific lpoptions 
> > (actually, it's a queue to print 2-up on an HP LaserJet4300 
> printer. I 
> > used lpoptions -d NX2-118 -o number-up=2). Everything works as 
> > expected when I print from the Unix side.
> > 
> > However, when  I print to the corresponding samba queue, 
> the options 
> > specified through lpoptions are ignored (i.e. the prints 
> come out as 
> > 1-up instead of 2-up).
> > 
> > I am using samba-3.0.1-pre1 on a RedHat9 system, with CUPS 1.1.17.
> > 
> > Did anyone out there manage to get lpoptions working on a Samba 
> > printer queue? Any other suggestion to setup a 2-up printer 
> queue with 
> > samba?

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