[Samba] CUPS and Upload printer drivers ...

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Thu Mar 25 12:59:13 GMT 2004

> >> otherwise I get "result was WERR_INVALID_PRINTER_NAME", which I
> >> maybe Samba needs to ask CUPS if the queue is new or something.

Right now Samba doesn't know about changes in CUPS.  However, if you
make a change to smb.conf or send a SIGHUP to the smbd daemons, they
will reload their configuration and part of that process is asking CUPS
what queues it has now.

> > Yes you're right, Samba needs to be restarted for cupsaddsmb
> > the new printers

SIGHUP is all that is needed, no need to restart.

>     Okay, that is a bit of a problem, is there no way for CUPS to tell
> Samba that new printers have been added, or for Samba to Ask CUPS if
> printers have been added ... would work better, and have less problems
> ... but then I am just a silly little admin ...

Samba CAN ask CUPS if new printers have been added, it just doesn't do
it periodically for no reason.  I thought there was an enhancement
request in bugzilla to do something about this, but now I can't find it.

~ Daniel


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