[Samba] CUPS printing on Fedora with 3.0.2 RPMs

Bryan White bryan at arcamax.com
Tue Feb 10 13:58:34 GMT 2004

I have upgraded my Fedora Core 1 file server from the distribution 
supplied 3.0.0 RPMS to the Fedora/Samba 3.0.2 RPMS I found on the Samba 
Web Site.

After doing this, printers are not be recognized or shared.

When I restarted the server this message showed up in 
[2004/02/09 18:00:04, 0] printing/pcap.c:pcap_printer_fn(361)
   Unable to open printcap file cups for read!

My /etc/samba/smb.conf file has this in the [global] section:
    printing          = cups
    printcap name     = cups
    load printers     = yes

And it has this for a [printers] section:
    path              = /var/spool/samba
    guest ok          = yes
    printable         = yes
    use client driver = yes

My /etc/printcap file is mode 644 and contains:
# This file was automatically generated by cupsd(8) from the
# /etc/cups/printers.conf file.  All changes to this file
# will be lost.
lpcube1|Cubeland community printer:rm=fs.arcamax.com:rp=lpcube1:

This was all working before the upgrade.


Bryan White, ArcaMax Inc.

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