Bug 489299 - Printing via Samba on Fedora 10 does not work due to wrong startup procedure through init process
Printing via Samba on Fedora 10 does not work due to wrong startup procedure ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Simo Sorce
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Blocks: 516996
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Reported: 2009-03-09 08:03 EDT by Dietmar Schnabel
Modified: 2009-12-18 03:58 EST (History)
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Description Dietmar Schnabel 2009-03-09 08:03:07 EDT
Description of problem:

After a upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 10 on my wife's PC printing from another PC (Windows or Linux) through samba does not work anymore. I have fixed the problem by changing the sequence of the boot process to start samba after cups is being started.

(basically I swapped the two script names:

cd /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/
[root@steffi rc5.d]# ls -al *smb* *cups*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13  9. Mär 12:36 S91smb -> ../init.d/smb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14  6. Mär 06:53 S98cups -> ../init.d/cups

mv S98cups S91cups
mv S91smb S98smb

After a restart printing works again - of course also restarting samba after cups also fixed the issue (though temporary only)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 10 is fully updated and on current status:


How reproducible:

Simply run system-config-printer and try to share the printer. Even if you previously shared the printer through system-config-printer it will show the printer as:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. share a printer in system-config-printer / also enable in server settings
2. restart the server (with cups + smb enabled (without swapping of links)
3. start system-config-printer again - look at properties of one printer
4. within policies you'll find the printer shows 'Not published - see server settings'
Actual results:

Printing from external print client not possible

Expected results:

Printing through samba should work

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 04:29:23 EST
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Comment 2 Ales Zelinka 2009-11-19 05:41:45 EST
Just a quick check - the rc scripts now look like this on f12: 

# ls -al /etc/rc5.d/{*smb*,*cups*}
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 14 2009-11-19 11:35 /etc/rc5.d/S25cups -> ../init.d/cups
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 13 2009-11-19 11:35 /etc/rc5.d/S91smb -> ../init.d/smb

Seems fixed there.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 03:58:49 EST
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