[Samba] samba printpdf setup broken in later versions

Peter Rundle prundle at mhl.nsw.gov.au
Wed May 26 01:29:00 GMT 2004

In the past I've set up a pdf creation utility for windows users based on the info from


I.E I've got

    path = /tmp
    printable = yes
    guest ok = yes
    print command = /usr/bin/printpdf %s
    comment = PDF Writer

In my smb.conf and have created a print queue on the windows machine with a postscript 
driver. The windows box submits the print job ok

I'm now trying to get it to work on Fedora Core 2 but it fails with this error in the

   [2004/05/26 11:10:40, 0] printing/print_cups.c:cups_queue_get(911)
   Unable to get jobs for ipp://localhost/printers/pdf-printer - client-error-not-found
   [2004/05/26 11:10:43, 0] printing/print_cups.c:cups_job_submit(779)
   Unable to print file to pdf-printer - client-error-not-found

Now I'm guessing that somehow samba has outsmarted itself (or me) and now supports sharing 
cups print queues and instead of calling my print command it's trying to submit the job 
into a cups queue called pdf-printer. But I don't know where / how to get it to stop doing 
this or should I actually create a cups-queue on the linux box now, and if so how do I get 
my ps2pdf routine to do it's thang?



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