Bug 21164 - Problem with SMB backend for CUPS, caused by /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb danging link
Summary: Problem with SMB backend for CUPS, caused by /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb dangin...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Buchan Milne
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-06-30 09:42 CEST by Nicolas Salguero
Modified: 2018-07-11 22:36 CEST (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: samba-4.6.5-1.mga6
Status comment:


Description Nicolas Salguero 2017-06-30 09:42:34 CEST

After upgrading from Mageia 5 to 6, I discovered that "/usr/lib/cups/backend/smb" was a dangling link, so printing failed for a printer accessed via SMB protocol.

The link referenced "/etc/alternatives/smb", which referenced "/usr/lib/cups/backend/smb3" from samba-client-3.6.25-2.7.mga5.

In Mageia 6, samba-client-4.6.5-1.mga6 contains "/usr/libexec/samba/cups_backend_smb".

When I did "ln -svf /usr/libexec/samba/cups_backend_smb /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb", printing worked again.

Moreover, I found several other dangling links related to samba3 in "/etc/alternatives/" but those links where not referenced elsewhere.

Best regards,

Comment 1 Marja Van Waes 2017-07-01 06:27:03 CEST
Assigning to the registered samba maintainer

CC: (none) => marja11
Assignee: bugsquad => bgmilne
Source RPM: (none) => samba-4.6.5-1.mga6
Summary: Problem with SMB backend for CUPS => Problem with SMB backend for CUPS, caused by /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb danging link

Comment 2 papoteur 2017-08-31 14:07:28 CEST
Bug confirmed here :

and workaround also confirmed. Thanks Nicolas.

We need now a packager to correct the problem.

CC: (none) => yves.brungard_mageia

Florian Hubold 2018-07-11 22:36:45 CEST

CC: (none) => doktor5000

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