cupsaddsmb should support specifying which architecture the drivers are #2037

michaelrsweet opened this Issue Oct 18, 2006 · 4 comments


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michaelrsweet commented Oct 18, 2006

Version: -feature User: till.kamppeter


By default cupsaddsmb only places drivers in Samba's 32-bit driver directory. This totally ignores the possibilities listed here:


michaelrsweet commented Dec 11, 2006 User: pipitas

Uhmm... what do you mean with "32-bit driver directory"?

Do you mean the W32X86 directory?

That's perfect -- it's what the PostScript driver versions support that gets installed with 'cupsaddsmb'. (The man page says it only supports Windows 2000 and higher [these drivers go into W32X86] and Win95/98/Me [these go into WIN40]...).

I don't think that W32{ALPHA,MIPS,PPC} machines (with Windows!) are in use anywhere on the world any more.

IA64 and x64 are not supported by cupsaddsmb (if people have these types of clients they need to upload drivers for, they have to do this with the help of a Windows machine, running the Add Printer Wizard there and point it to the Samba server).


michaelrsweet commented Dec 11, 2006 User: till.kamppeter

I have simply cited the Ubuntu bug report. I assume that the 32-bit driver directory is W32X86.

If you have further questions, please post into the Ubuntu bug report, so that the original poster gets your questions directly.


michaelrsweet commented Jan 5, 2007 User: mike

Reassigning to -feature...


michaelrsweet commented Aug 24, 2007 User: mike

We added support for 64-bit Windows drivers in CUPS 1.3.0.

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