Only one copy when printing with samba

Johan Bengtsson elijah at
Tue Nov 27 08:14:46 PST 2012

Helge Blischke wrote:

> That is a combined CUPS/SAMBA configuration issue. Obviously, your Windows
> originating jobs are tagged as "application/postscript"

Yes, I checked that.

> by cupsd on the
> server and then piped through the usual filter chain which causes the
> pstops (or the pdftopdf) filter to insert the default options known to the
> server into the job. As the number of copies defaults to 1 unless
> explicitely specified, the copies spec set by Windows gets overwritten.
> As you say printing the Windows originating jobs with "-o raw", I'd
> suggest to add
> cups options = "raw"
> to your smb.conf, which forces those Windows jobs as raw through CUPS.

OK, we recently upgraded our server, and it seems we had this option
enabled on the old server. But I don't think we will enable it again on the 
new server, according to one of my colleagues this causes JCL to stop 

Strange that it's only this printer that's causing trouble?

> PS: another approach, which I myself did some time ago, would be to modify
> the pstops filter to not to insert the local defaults into windows jobs,
> but that would be repeated after every cups update, so I don't recommend
> it.

Would be great if I had a fix that could be applied only to this particular 
printer...throwing it in the garbage bin would of course be one;-)

-Johan B

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