[Samba] CUPS postscript driver - setting up **ERRATA**

Kurt Pfeifle kpfeifle at danka.de
Sun Feb 1 14:59:55 GMT 2004

> [Samba] CUPS postscript driver - setting up **ERRATA**
> Chris Aitken chris at ion-dreams.com
> Thu Jan 29 12:14:02 GMT 2004
> Hi All,
> Following instructions from here:
> http://samba.mirror.ac.uk/samba/docs/man/CUPS-printing.html#id2942237
> and also in the "Official Samba Howto" book, I tried to install the CUPS PS
> driver using cupsaddsmb.
> It failed due to various reasons, and then I finally got it to work.
> When I unpacked the latest tar.gz file (cups-samba-5.0rc3.tar.gz) it doesn't
> unpack the files as:
> cupsdrvr.dll
> cupsui.dll
> cups.hlp
> but as
> cupsdrv5.dll	(5 instead of r)
> cupsui5.dll		(extra 5)
> cups5.hlp		(extra 5).

That version 5 of the CUPS PostScript Driver is not (yet) meant to
be used with cupsaddsmb. (Unfortunately its docu doesn't make that
really clear).

It is meant to be used by the "CUPS IPP Client for Win NT/2K/XP" (which
allows driver and printer installation on the clients without and
independently of Samba. Also, it is a "version 3" driver (non-Kernel
mode), IIRC (but I might err).

> This causes the cupsaddsmb to fail.
> If the files are renamed, then it works OK.

This is the first workaround. The other one is to use the "smbclient...",
"rpcclient...adddriver" and "rpcclient....setdriver" series of commands
to upload and register the driver files into [print$] of Samba.

> Regards,
> Chris Aitken


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