[Samba] Samba 3.2.0 using CUPS -- Print Spooler not clearing out printed jobs

Karolin Seeger ks at sernet.de
Fri Jul 25 06:20:22 GMT 2008

Hi Chris,

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 06:58:16PM +0100, Chris Hall wrote:
> I'm running Samba 3.2.0-17.fc9 as a PDC, serving a printer using CUPS.
> When I look at the state of the printer under Windows XP I see that jobs 
> which have completed are still listed.
> When I look in the printing/<printer>.tdb, there are all the jobs.
> There is nothing left in /var/spool/samba.
> There are only the completed control files in /var/spool/cups.
> It appears either that Samba is not noticing that the print jobs have 
> completed, or it is failing to update the printing/<printer>.tdb file... or 
> something else.
> Any clues where I should look ?  I tried winding up the logging level, but 
> nothing obvious appeared.

that's a bug (the printer queue update is not called).

A possible patch is ready and in Volker's batch for review. ;-)
It will be fixed with 3.2.1 (planned release date August 5).

I am going to open a bug report about this one.

Thanks for the report!


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