[Samba] domain printer issues

Ryan Suarez ryan.suarez at sheridanc.on.ca
Tue Jan 19 21:42:00 MST 2010

Daniel Sheridan wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-12-01 at 16:09 +0100, Guenther Deschner wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 12:36:51PM +0000, Daniel Sheridan wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2009-11-30 at 09:14 +1100, Brian May wrote:
>>>> Daniel Sheridan wrote:
>>>>> FWIW, I have the same problem here with Samba 3.4.2 and Windows XP
>>>>> clients. In fact, one printer driver works via point'n'print, but 
>>>>> the others do not, so for now I've set all printers to use that one
>>>>> driver (the PPDs are similar enough that it's not a problem).
>>>> Ok, so maybe it was the upgrade from 3.2.5 to 3.4.2 (required for
>>>> Windows 7) that broke things. The first few days seemed fine, so I
>>>> thought it was OK, but maybe that is because nobody reported
>>>> problems...
>>> I'm currently blaming 3.4.x. Downgrading to 3.3.2 (the most recent 3.3
>>> easily available as an Ubuntu package) makes the driver installation
>>> work perfectly. Upgrading to 3.4.x breaks it again. Clean /var/lib/samba
>>> and /var/cache/samba each time.
>> This is unfortunately a known issue and we are actively working on
>> resolving this; if you have a chance to test, the 3-4-test git branch
>> should have the necessary fixes (unless you are running sparc).
>> For Samba 3.4.4 these issues will be resolved.
>> I'm still seeing this behaviour in 3.4.5 -- XP claims that the server
>> does not have the correct printer driver installed. Is there anything I
>> can provide that will help to debug this?

I believe the developers were referring to this:

It was supposedly addressed in 3.4.4 and marked resolved.  If your still 
having issues then you should leave a comment there and request to 
reopen bug. 

I personally haven't had a chance to try this version out yet.

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