[Samba] which print tool: CUPS vs BSD?

Kurt Pfeifle kpfeifle at danka.de
Thu Apr 22 14:16:31 GMT 2004

Joe Cipale wrote:

> Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
>>>Joe Cipale joec at aracnet.com
>>>Tue Apr 20 20:57:34 GMT 2004
>>>Which printing mnechansim works best with Samba? CUPS or BSD?
>>CUPS. libcups.so is linked into Samba (if configured with this
>>-- default -- option). CUPS is also much more advanced and
>>feature-rich than BSD.
>>>I suspect
>>>that BSD support in Samba is not the greatest.
>>Don't blame Samba for that....  ;-)
>>The reason is, that BSD-printing doesn't support much by itself.  ;-)


> Sounds like I may have to:
> 1 - Reinstall Samba and make sure I have the cups option compiled in.

First check your current version:

    ldd `which smbd` | grep cups

should output something like

    libcups.so.2 => /usr/lib/libcups.so.2 (0x4002f000)

Or, in Samba-3, use

    smbd -b | grep -i cups

and look for


> 2 - Validate whcih vers of CUPS I am using. (IS there a way to do that?)
> Thanks in advance,
> Joe


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