I have just finished rebuilding a primary print server which used to run
quite well with a combination of HP's jetadmin / Solaris 7 (Sparc) / and
samba to allow mapping from wintel clients. This runs perfectly (as it
used to!) apart from one thing - the spool directory keeps on filling up
with all of the print jobs. The standard lp command being issued by samba
is of the form:
lp -c -d<printqueuename> <printjob>; rm <printjob>.
The -c option from lp is a directive to copy the printjob to the spool
directory as a failsafe mechanism; the rm command is supposed to eliminate
it the printjob after the directive to print is complete. Removing the -c
option completely seems to have no effect (ie for whatever reason the
system doesn't seem to be paying too much attention to the actual print
command being invoked by samba - the job still turns up copied into the
Anyone with any clues?
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