[Samba] CUPS printing on Fedora with 3.0.2 RPMs

Jed Tarungo jed303z at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 11 06:25:39 GMT 2004

Hello Bryan.

I used the same RPMs, and had the same error initially. If you change your

printcap name = /etc/printcap

I think you will find that error go away.


>From: Bryan White <bryan at arcamax.com>
>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>Subject: [Samba] CUPS printing on Fedora with 3.0.2 RPMs
>Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 08:58:34 -0500
>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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