[Samba] Samba 3.0.9 doesn't remove printjobs ?

Christian Merrill cmerrill at redhat.com
Tue Dec 21 15:35:52 GMT 2004

Collins, Kevin wrote:

>We just upgraded to Samba 3.0.9 (RedHat Enterprise 3 packages) this weekend
>and are now seeing similar issues on our workstations.  I do not see any
>printing related errors in our logs however.  I do however see these "backed
>up print queues" on every workstation.  We run a mix of Windows 2000 (SP4)
>and XP Pro (SP2) machines.  So it appears, at least in my case, that it's
>/not/ an XP-SP2 only issue.
>One other thing to note:
>We're in the midst of testing/deploying Debian Sarge servers to replace the
>RedHat boxes.  On a whim this morning, I created a print server using one of
>my already-in-place Debian machines.  To my amazement, the printer that I
>have hanging off of the Debian box does /not/ have this issue.
>What's odd about this...both of the print servers are running version 3.0.9.
>I've used the supplied distro's packages and not built from source in either
>case.  So it appears from my simple tests, that something is different in
>the Debian build of Samba that cures this issue.
>A couple things that need to be said about this...I've only hung one printer
>off of the Debian box.  In addition, I've only had two workstations printing
>to it - one XP-SP2 and one W2k-SP4.  So it may very well have something to
>do with load or other such factor.  But the problem has not yet appeared
>with the Debian package.
>I hope that this gives someone on the development team some clue as to the
>exact nature of the problem.
>I'll be available to answer any questions or fill any need for information
>that I can.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: t.pompe at architekt-prinz.at [mailto:t.pompe at architekt-prinz.at] 
>>Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 12:25 PM
>>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>>Subject: [Samba] Samba 3.0.9 doesn't remove printjobs ?
>>I'm using samba with CUPS printing (with raw passthru) for a 
>>long time now and it worked very well.
>>But after upgrading my samba installation from 3.0.2 to 
>>3.0.9, the printjobs (sent from XP Workstations) aren't 
>>removed from the joblist anymore.
>>Means: the job is printed correctly, but opening the 
>>printqueue on the XP machine still contains the job (not only 
>>mine, but jobs from every user who sent one).
>>When I now delete them manually, they're gone.
>>Since I can't find any remaining SMB or CUPS spool-files, 
>>(thought about missing access rights for deletion) I don't 
>>know what to look for.
>>The only error message I found is: 
>>tdb(/var/lib/samba/printing/Kyocera7000.tdb): rec_read bad 
>>magic 0xd9fee666 at offset=26084 in /var/log/samba/smbd (but 
>>I got this message sometimes before the upgrade too ...)
>>Thanks for some hints on that (2) problem(s) Thomas
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Are you seeing a problem where windows clients are able to print but the 
print queues never clear?  Or are they not even printing?  If you are 
experiencing the former then this is a RH samba problem that should have 
been fixed by now -- please let me know.  It also warrants mentioning 
(per an earlier thread) that our 3.0.9 packages are likely going to be 
revised in a very short period of time to fix a kerberos related problem.


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