Bug 2625 - printing configuration...stuck on sysV
Summary: printing configuration...stuck on sysV
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: samba
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 1999-05-07 02:36 UTC by luc_lalonde
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-05-24 20:26:49 UTC

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Description luc_lalonde 1999-05-07 02:36:27 UTC
The version of Samba that ships with RedHat 6.0 will not
work for sharing printers with Win9x or WinNT.  Even after
specifying the printer as being "bsd" with "/etc/printcap",
it insists on looking for "lpstat" which is used for sysV
I downloaded the rpm from the Samba FTP site and everything
work fine now.

Comment 1 s348842 1999-05-10 00:47:59 UTC
Just uncomment the line "printing = bsd" in /etc/smb.conf

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-24 20:26:59 UTC
fixed in samba-2.0.4b-1, in latest Raw Hide...

Comment 3 ct7 1999-06-17 20:15:59 UTC
I'm experiencing a related problem -- SWAT doesn't work correctly on
my system (RedHat 6.0, samba-2.0.3-8.i386.rpm) because it's trying to
run "/usr/bin/lpstat" (and failing) and printing an error message
before creating the HTML header (see below):

$ lynx -source http://localhost:901/
sh: /usr/bin/lpstat: No such file or directory
HTTP/1.0 401 Authorization Required
WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="SWAT"
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html

<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>401 Authorization
Required</TITLE></HEAD><BODY><H1>401 Authorization Required</H1>You
must be authenticated to use this service<p></BODY></HTML>

I've also tried this with the latest RPM from rawhide
(samba-2.0.4b-2.i386.rpm) and I get the same results.

The absence or presence of "printing = bsd" in /etc/smb.conf has no
effect on this.

Comment 4 ct7 1999-06-17 21:23:59 UTC
Found my problem -- Samba used (Samba 2.0.2 & RH 5.2) to default to
"printcap name = /etc/printcap" (BSD-style printing) for Red Hat
Linux, but now it defaults to "printcap name = lpstat" (SYSV-style
printing).  Adding "printcap name = /etc/printcap" to my /etc/smb.conf
file fixed this.

Of course, swat still shouldn't be sending shell errors to the TCP

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