[Samba] Cups print jobnames became SMB jobname not doc name

SMITH, Gregory C. gsmith at ahbl.ca
Sun Apr 10 06:51:24 GMT 2005

Hi Jerry,

Is this something that changed in a recent version of CUPS?

The server that works (Fedora Vore 1) has:

The server that doesn't (Fedora Core 3) has:


-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald (Jerry) Carter [mailto:jerry at samba.org] 
Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2005 5:48 PM
To: SMITH, Gregory C.
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Subject: Re: [Samba] Cups print jobnames became SMB jobname not doc name

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SMITH, Gregory C. wrote:
| Since upgrading to Fedora Core 3 the jobname for the files being 
| printed to our PDF CUPS backend have become the Samba jobname as in 
| "SMBPRN.888009.hjdcl"
| instead of the application filename such as "Microsoft Word - 
| Document1.DOC".  This stops us from providing a properly-named PDF 
| file to our users.
| Our other server that is still on Core 1 does not have this problem.  
| I've seen other mentions of this problem going back several years but 
| no definitive answer.

This is currently by design and I've not come up with a better solution yet.
The problem is the API used to map SMB job id's to unix job id's.  The API
was originally designed around lpd/BSD printing and so CUPS is dound by that
current limitation.

If anyone has a clean way to solve this, I'm open to ideas.
But changing the API is not a practical option at this point.

cheers, jerry
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