Bug 65333 - CUPS cannot find SMB backend.
CUPS cannot find SMB backend.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-05-22 06:05 EDT by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-25 15:21:04 EDT
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Description David Woodhouse 2002-05-22 06:05:14 EDT
CUPS cannot print to SMB printers until you manually make a symlink from
/usr/lib/cups/backend/smb to /usr/bin/smbspool.

If smbspool is there for the sole purpose of being a CUPS backend, then perhaps
it should be split into a separate binary package and put in /usr/lib/cups/backend?

Otherwise, perhaps we need to play with triggers to make the symlink or
something similar.
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-05-22 12:24:23 EDT
Sounds like a cups issue.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-05-22 12:30:25 EDT
The cups spec file has: 
%triggerin -- samba-clients 
ln -sf ../../../bin/smbspool %{_libdir}/cups/backend/smb || : 
exit 0 
%triggerun -- samba-clients 
[ $2 = 0 ] || exit 0 
rm -f %{_libdir}/cups/backend/smb 
Did you install samba-clients? 
Comment 3 David Woodhouse 2002-05-22 13:17:45 EDT
samba-client is installed.
samba-clients is not.

If that was just a typo... yes, samba-client was installed before the upgrade to
7.3, cups was installed later.
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2002-09-26 03:22:04 EDT
This has been fixed since cups-1.1.15-1.

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