[cups.general] driver files
solarflow99 at gmail.com
Thu May 15 07:21:23 PDT 2008
On 5/15/08, solarflow99 <solarflow99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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,
>> > read through as much documentation as possible, but there's a few things
>> > don't understand:
>> > - I guess cupsaddsmb can now do most of the work to add the drivers to
>> > 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
>> > for it to be windows printer drivers for all popular printers. Could
>> > be just the mechanism cups has to with with samba for printing?
>> > - Just like cups comes with PPD files for many different printers, with
>> > 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
>> > older win clients, no other special requirements, just to get print
>> > the easiest way. The samba shares are already setup, but I can't
>> > add a driver FROM the client, the "new driver" button is dimmed, so
>> > this method is out.
>> > Thanks very much for any help,
>> 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
ok, looks like it was actually in the cups-devel package after all. I'm
still curious what the correct way is to "delete" a printer after having
added it with cupsaddsmb.
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