Bug 14664 - Driver not seen as PackageAware=TRUE
Summary: Driver not seen as PackageAware=TRUE
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Samba 4.1 and newer
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing (show other bugs)
Version: 4.15.5
Hardware: All All
: P5 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Andreas Schneider
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-03-11 10:21 UTC by Stefan Kania
Modified: 2022-02-15 14:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Stefan Kania 2021-03-11 10:21:33 UTC
After it is now possible to install printer drivers to a samba print server, I found out, that if I installed the driver which has " PackageAware=TRUE" in it's *.inf-File the driver is shown in Windows-printer management app as "packaged = no". If I install the same driver on a Windows-system it shown as "packaged = yes". A driver not packageaware can't be installed via GPO.
Comment 1 Stefan Kania 2021-03-11 16:32:48 UTC
A few more hints:
There are two files missing after uploading the driver:
the .inf-file is the configuration where the "PackageAware=yes" is in and the *.cat file is the package file. If I upload the driver to Windows-system, both files are there.
Testing the driver with rpcclient is showing:
root@fs-03:~# rpcclient fs-03 -k -c 'getdriver "HL3230" '

[Windows x64]
Printer Driver Info 3:
        Version: [3]
        Driver Name: [Brother HL-L3230CDN series]
        Architecture: [Windows x64]
        Driver Path: [\\FS-03\print$\x64\3\BRPRC17A.DLL]
        Datafile: [\\FS-03\print$\x64\3\BRSHL3230CDN17A.DSI]
        Configfile: [\\FS-03\print$\x64\3\BRUIC17A.DLL]
        Helpfile: [\\FS-03\print$\x64\3\BROCH17A_en-GB.CHM]

I expected as "Configfile" the path to the .inf-file and not to an .dll.
Comment 2 Björn Baumbach 2021-03-11 20:51:44 UTC
Hi Stefan, thank you for reporting.

I think this is the same issue like described in Bug 12763: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12763

As far as I know MS-PAR is required for "package aware" print driver support - this will need some more work and will take some more time.

Andreas, are you agree with this? If yes, you can mark this Bug as a duplicate of https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12763

Best regards,