[Samba] getting 3.5.8 to compile with cups on redhat 5.3 or 6

Shane T. Drinkwater shane_drinkwater at pa-ucl.com
Thu May 5 09:06:23 MDT 2011

I am trying to get samba-3.5.8 to compile with cups on a Red Hat 5.3 or 6.0. When I use the following configure command I see
./configure --with-winbind --with-pam --with-aio-support --enable-cups
checking for cups-config... /usr/sbin/cups-config
checking cups/cups.h usability... no
checking cups/cups.h presence... no
checking for cups/cups.h... no
checking cups/language.h usability... no
checking cups/language.h presence... no
checking for cups/language.h... no
configure: WARNING: cups-config around but cups-devel not installed
Compiles ok but no cups support.

So I checked first I checked /usr/sbin/cups-config and it did have a symbolic link to /usr/local/cups/bin/cups-config. I then noticed that the configure script could not find the cups header files. So I symbolic linked /usr/include/cups to /usr/local/cups/include/cups. Now I get
checking for cups-config... /usr/sbin/cups-config
checking cups/cups.h usability... yes
checking cups/cups.h presence... yes
checking for cups/cups.h... yes
checking cups/language.h usability... yes
checking cups/language.h presence... yes
checking for cups/language.h... yes
checking for httpConnect in -lcups... no
configure: WARNING: your cups library doesn't link with -lcups alone, it might be underlinked.
checking for httpConnectEncrypt in -lcups... no
and on compile
Compiling smbd/server.c
Linking bin/smbd
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcups
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [bin/smbd] Error 1

I have tried with cups-1.3.11,1.4.2 and 1.4.6
I compile cups with -->./configure --prefix=/usr/local/cups --disable-ssl
If I compile samba 3.4.x without linking in the /usr/include/cups samba compiles and works with cups!
What can I do to get a compiled version of 3.5.8 with cups ???
                                                                                          Thank you

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