[Samba] Upgrade to 2:4.16.2+dfsg-1nmu1~deb11.1 borks printing

Aaron de Bruyn aaron at heyaaron.com
Wed Aug 31 17:52:55 UTC 2022

Hey Rowland,

I did see that thread.
I don't have a /var/cache/samba/printer_list.tdb.

# find /var/cache/samba -iname '*print*'

I did try stopping Samba and CUPS at one site and I removed the printers.tdb file, then started Samba and CUPS. That didn't resolve the issue.


On Wed Aug 31, 2022, 05:28 PM GMT, Rowland Penny via samba <mailto:samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2022-08-31 at 16:42 +0000, Aaron de Bruyn via samba wrote:
>> Apologies—I'm using Shortwave and when I sign my message "-A" it
>> occasionally removes one of the recipients from the list if I don't
>> catch it. I'm still waiting on Shortwave to fix it. 😉
>> I checked and the printers weren't disabled.
>> I've tested by submitting test pages from the windows printer
>> properties dialog, from notepad, and from several internal
>> applications we use.
>> When we're running the latest version of Samba, 100% of the sites are
>> affected (~28 locations) and 100% of the printers are affected (~40
>> printers/copiers). Absolutely nothing prints except a test page
>> submitted directly through the CUPS web GUI.
>> When we roll every site back, all sites and printers work again
>> without problems. I've been combing through logs and haven't found
>> anything that would indicate an error message.
>> Quite literally the situation is:
>> apt-get install samba=2:4.13.13+dfsg-1~deb11u4
>> Printing from any application on any computer works
>> apt-get install samba=2:4.16.2+dfsg-1nmu1~deb11.1
>> Printing from any application on any computer fails.
>> In light of that, do you want me to spend time setting a machine up
>> to print directly to one of the copiers? It really seems like an
>> issue involving the Samba/CUPS chain and not something related to the
>> Windows workstations/printers/copiers.
> I knew this came up recently, at the beginning of the month actually
> and Andreas Schneider posted a solution:
> rm -f /var/cache/samba/printer_list.tdb
> Rowland
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