How to link CUPS with a compiled SAMBA

Helge Blischke h.blischke at
Fri Sep 2 04:51:03 PDT 2005

hmachado at wrote:
> Good afternoon
> I'm running a Suse linux 9.3 with the distro CUPS packages.
> I've compiled and installed SAMBA (with CUPS support) and now my CUPS won't recognize the "smb" Device. Even when trying to add the printer I receive an "invalid URI" message.
> Someone told me to install samba-client from the distro, but that would throw all my compile in the trash.
> Does anyone know how may I solve that?

Look for the smbspool utility that belongs to the samba suite and copy it or symlink it
to smb in the CUPS backend directory (and don't forget to restart CUPS thereafter).


Helge Blischke
SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom

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