Bug 957727 - cups forks smbclient and other commands from the samba-client package, but doesn't "Requires:" it.
Summary: cups forks smbclient and other commands from the samba-client package, but do...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups
Version: 19
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 957733
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-04-29 12:00 UTC by Elad Alfassa
Modified: 2015-02-17 15:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 15:06:21 UTC
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Description Elad Alfassa 2013-04-29 12:00:48 UTC
in adminutil.c, cups has samba helper functions that work by forking smbclient and similar command line tools, yet the Fedora cups package does not have a dependency on samba-client.

This causes cryptic error messages ("Failed to add a printer" or "CLIENT ERROR NOT POSSIBLE") when trying to add a Samba printer.

Please add the following line to cups.spec:

Requires: samba-client

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2013-04-30 15:12:02 UTC
windows print queue's have always been a (semi) optional feature in the past, I'd suggest keeping it that way, and simply add
to comps as appropriate (to avoid a hard dependency).

If that's agreeable, need to figure out what "comps as appropriate" means. :)

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2013-04-30 15:14:16 UTC
Confirmed that samba-client is already a default item in comps-f19.xml printing/"Printer Support" group

Comment 3 Elad Alfassa 2013-04-30 15:16:24 UTC
It didn't get automatically installed on an F19 liveCD. if I recall correctly we exclude the printing group from the livecd in the kickstart file

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2013-04-30 15:19:34 UTC
printing group isn't included on live images ... yet, for whatever reason.  Probably due to space in the past.  Maybe that could be revisited now

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2013-07-02 08:31:36 UTC
I'm still not entirely sure why you are seeing this symptom.  As far as I can tell the samba-client commands are only used in the cupsAdminExportSamba() function, which is not used by system-config-printer.

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