cups2windows / CUPS-To-Windows.txt
Configuring CUPS On FreeBSD To Use A Windows Printer

1) Install the CUPS components:

   - The ``cups-base`` package/port
   - The ``cups-lpr`` package/port
   - The ``cups-pstoraster`` package/port
   - The ``cups-smb-backend`` package/port

2) Install the SAMBA package/port

3) Install the hpijs /package/port

   - This package is appropriate for HP printers.  You may
     need something else for other brands of printer.
   - Make sure ``foomatic-rip`` gets installed
   - Make sure the CUPS lp command replacements get installed

4) Rename ``/usr/bin/lp*`` so that the CUPS equivalents in
   /usr/local/bin will be used

5) Copy any additionally needed ppd (driver files) to::


6) Start the CUPS scheduler::

     ln -s /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ /usr/local/etc/rd.d/
     /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ start

7) Point browser to http://localhost:631 to install/configure printers 
   using URIs in the form:



Samba only needs to be installed for the ``smbspool`` and ``smbutil``
programs.  If not otherwise needed, it does not have to be running,
though it may be necessary to create an empty
``/usr/local/etc/smb.conf`` file.

The ``smbutil`` can be used to debug connections, verify passwords, etc.


    Tim Daneliuk -

    Comments and/or improvements welcome!

Document Revision Information

``$Id: CUPS-To-Windows.txt,v 1.104 2006/01/02 05:50:58 root Exp $``