Bug 8748 - New added printers don't appear in two situations
Summary: New added printers don't appear in two situations
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.6
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing (show other bugs)
Version: 3.6.3
Hardware: x64 All
: P5 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: printing-maintainers
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-02-08 12:18 UTC by Marc Muehlfeld
Modified: 2012-05-10 14:47 UTC (History)
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Description Marc Muehlfeld 2012-02-08 12:18:02 UTC
There was a related Bug #8554 (New printers are not added to the registry and because of this not shown in windows). This bug was fixed - except in the situations below. But I was told in the other bug report to open a new one.

1st situation

The man page says for the parameter 'printer name':

printer name (S)
   If specified in the [global] section, the printer name given
   will be used for any printable service that does not have
   its own printer name specified.

If you have a 'printer name' entry in the [global] section, and add a printer service which doesn't have this parameter (the situation where the entry from the global section should be used, according to the man page), then the printer is not shown in windows after a reload/restart.

2nd situation 

If you have two printer services with different names in [], but with the same 'printer name' parameter, the new printer is also not shown in windows after a reload/restart. We use this here since years to provide virtual printers with different settings (like one with black/white and one with color as default) to the users. But both of them are pointing by 'printer name' to the same printer in lprng.

A workaround is, like in the related bug, to run
# rpcclient -c "enumprinters"
After that, the printer is visible in Windows.

I only tested this on XP (don't have any newer Windows here).

Both worked fine for many years and stopped working in 3.6.0 until yet. 3.5.12 is the last version where new printers in this two situations automatically appear after an restart/reload.
Comment 1 Björn Baumbach 2012-05-10 14:47:51 UTC
Thank you for reporting.

Fixed by fixing related bug 8554.