Bug 38396 - Printtool has troubles with SMB share passwords
Summary: Printtool has troubles with SMB share passwords
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printtool   
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Version: 4.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-04-30 15:24 UTC by Lindsay Todd
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-10 13:59:51 UTC
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Description Lindsay Todd 2001-04-30 15:24:10 UTC
I used printtool to configure an SMB-shared printer.  There is a dollar
sign ($) in the password needed to connect to the share.  The password is
stored in /var/spool/lpd/<QUEUE>/script.cfg, apparently a Bourne-shell
script fragment, as a variable assignment.  However, the RHS of the
assignment is double-quoted, with no escaping of the dollar sign. 
Consequently, variable substitution takes place, and the incorrect password
is used.

I can work around this bug by editing the script.cfg file to use single
quotes.  However, if I use printtool to change anything else, this file is

Note that the documentation says nothing about needing to escape dollar
signs, etc...

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-01-25 17:36:12 UTC
I'm pretty sure this is fixed in the current release.

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