Bug 63 - SMB print client configuration scripts not good enough
SMB print client configuration scripts not good enough
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printtool (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1998-11-13 10:15 EST by linux
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:08 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-17 10:14:14 EDT
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Description linux 1998-11-13 10:15:06 EST
1) Workgroups sometimes need to be specified for smbclient
to successfully login. The printtool/smbprint script do not
support workgroupsat all (need to add a workgroup field,
and a workgroup variable translating into -W "$workgroup"
option to smbclient).

2) smbclient usernames can have spaces in them.
printtool just saves
  username=user name with spaces
Should be something like this
  username='user name with spaces'
with proper escapes for any quotes, of course.
But the smbprint script would not process this
correctly, as usrcmd="-U $username" would translate
into smbclient ... -U user name with spaces ... .
Need to redo the script with smarter processing.

Something like this:
if [ "$username" != "" ]; then


smbclient ... $usercmd_opt "$username" ...

and don't forget to add the option for workgroup!

works fine otherwise... thanks
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1998-11-18 13:05:59 EST
will be added in next printtool release
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-17 10:14:59 EDT
I believe this has been fixed in the latest

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