[Samba] Pdf printer by mail with samba 3.0.9-1

Mitch (WebCob) mitch at webcob.com
Wed Dec 8 05:11:06 GMT 2004

The problem of the connectivity error seems to have been persistant for the
duration of the windows login - so whatever I had screwed up I think I must
have fixed, but I still have concerns... (and oodles of ideas - I could use
this same process to create a fax gateway too...)

[Mitch says:] >One of you had:
[Mitch says:] >        lpq command = lpq -P'%p'
[Mitch says:] >        lprm command = lprm -P'%p' %j
[Mitch says:] >        lppause command = lpc hold '%p' %j
[Mitch says:] >        lpresume command = lpc release '%p' %j
[Mitch says:] >        queuepause command = lpc stop '%p'
[Mitch says:] >        queueresume command = lpc start '%p'
[Mitch says:] >And one had only lpq and lprm with nothing after the = - I
[Mitch says:] >tried both ways?!?!

Further to my other email... The common important element is the line: 
print command = /usr/local/bin/pdfout1.sh %s %u %m %I

When I look at the calls to "lpq -P'%p" etc, they all return errors as %p's
value (the printer share name) is not defined in printcap - would doing this
have any purpose? "print command" seems to get called directly from the user
as the call the print job, which in theory would mean there could be many
calls to the script at once... ok I guess, but it does mean people should be
careful with simple file naming systems - ones that rely on the date or
possibly even the process id could result in duplicate files - right?

Perhaps somehow I should be using lpd to call the script? To create a proper
queueing process and serialize the conversions? Otherwise couldn't I
experience the "print-of-death" from my users as 100 of them start to print
a PDF all at once?

If I'm way off here, please tell me where I'm heading wrong... 

Thanks for the help!


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