cupsaddsmb - connection to failed

D Best djbest at
Sat Jun 9 21:18:13 PDT 2007

Trying to have windows XP clients download drivers automatically.

#  cupsaddsmb -U root -v -a
Password for root required to access /var/run/cups/cups.sock via SAMBA:
Running command: smbclient ///var/run/cups/cups.sock/print$ -N -A /var/spool/cups/tmp/466b6dafae0f7 -c 'mkdir W32X86;put /var/spool/cups/tmp/466b6daa7e3c0 W32X86/MFC420CN.ppd;put /usr/share/cups/drivers/ps5ui.dll W32X86/ps5ui.dll;put /usr/share/cups/drivers/pscript.hlp W32X86/pscript.hlp;put /usr/share/cups/drivers/pscript.ntf W32X86/pscript.ntf;put /usr/share/cups/drivers/pscript5.dll W32X86/pscript5.dll'
WARNING: The "printer admin" option is deprecated
Connection to  failed

Unable to copy Windows 2000 printer driver files (1)!

This continues to cycle until I kill the command.

I really need some help to understand what is causing this error.

I am able to print using CUPS but the drivers are not being downloaded or recognized on the windows client logged into SAMBA.


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