[cups.general] driver files

solarflow99 solarflow99 at gmail.com
Thu May 15 04:38:52 PDT 2008

On 5/15/08, Pippo Lacoca <futhwo at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have a working cups printer, and i'm trying to setup Point'N Print,
> i've
> > read through as much documentation as possible, but there's a few things
> I
> > don't understand:
> >
> >
> > - I guess cupsaddsmb can now do most of the work to add the drivers to
> the
> > print$ share, which is excellent.  Its just the step prior to that which
> > seems less clear.
> >
> > - What is the cups-samba.tar.gz file actually for?  I see far too few
> files
> > for it to be windows printer drivers for all popular printers.  Could
> this
> > be just the mechanism cups has to with with samba for printing?
> >
> > - Just like cups comes with PPD files for many different printers, with
> the
> > recommendation to use a vendor supplied PPD instead, if you have
> one.  Where
> > should someone get the windows printer drivers from, for use with cups.
> >
> >
> >  I have cups 1.2.4, on RHEL5.1 (cups-1.2.4-11.14.el5),  no need to
> support
> > older win clients, no other special requirements, just to get print
> working
> > the easiest way.  The samba shares are already setup, but I can't
> actually
> > add a driver FROM the client, the "new driver" button is dimmed, so using
> > this method is out.
> >
> >
> > Thanks very much for any help,
> >
> Hi
> The files in the cups-samba package will be "united" (by cupsaddsmb) to the
> printer PPD in the ppd directory of cups to produce the windows driver. So
> as long as you define a priter in cups with his right ppd, using cupsaddsmb
> will produce a sort of printer specific driver for the windows client to
> download.

I see.  Your simple paragraph just explained what all the docs could not:)

I've got cups-windows-6.0-source.tar.gz, but when I do a make it doesn't
find the cups-config command.  It seems that command is not included in the
RPM, so the build fails.  Also, is there a way to reverse what cupsaddsmb
does, to delete the printer?  say in case I make a change and want to add it

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