[Samba] Print queue show jobs when queried from windows, nothing in cups

John H Terpstra - Samba Team jht at samba.org
Fri Sep 25 15:27:59 MDT 2009

On 09/25/2009 03:30 PM, William Marshall wrote:
> We have a print server running RHEL 4, w/ samba-3.0.33-0.15.el4
> When viewed from windows, one queue on the system has the "remains" of 264 
> print jobs - some dating back to April, but I can't find where the 
> information is coming from. Apparently the jobs print fine, but then the 
> information sticks in the queue information.
> Running lpq on the Samba system shows:
> # lpq -a
> no entries 
> I dumped a few tdbs and upped my log level to 10, but I didn't see any 
> logging from cups_queue_get. I thought Samba would go into that code to 
> reload the queue information.
> Any hints on what to try next to clean up my queue?
> Thanks,
> - Bill

Suggest you check the CUPS printing directory (/var/spool/cups) for the
presence of completed print job info.  If these exist:

a) Remove them all, then restart CUPS.

b) Edit /etc/cups/cupsd.conf so it will delete completed print job info.

- John T.

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