/usr/lib/cups/backend/smb failed

Hey everyone.

I have a CentOS server sharing out my printer via samba. I can print fine from my Windows work laptop and the server itself, but not from my OpenSuSE 12.3_32 laptop. :frowning:

I get this error in CUPS: *usr/lib/cups/backend/smb failed

*​Google doesn’t return much help. Any idears?

What is the exact error message in /var/log/cups/error_log?

grep /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb /var/log/cups/error_log

Here ya go:

Dell-Laptop:~ # grep /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb /var/log/cups/error_log
E [22/Jan/2014:18:15:35 -0600] Brother_7820N_on_server: File "/usr/lib/cups/backend/smb" has insecure permissions (0104750/uid=0/gid=7).
E [22/Jan/2014:18:23:08 -0600] Brother_7820N_on_server: File "/usr/lib/cups/backend/smb" has insecure permissions (0104750/uid=0/gid=7).
Dell-Laptop:~ #

It seems that file has bad permissions?

See here: http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/491416-backend-quot-usr-lib-cups-backend-smb-quot-has-insecure-permissions
It’s this bug: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=685093#c9

A workaround would be to uninstall “samba-krb-printing” f.e.
That’s only needed for kerberos authentication anyway. (if you don’t know what that is, you most likely don’t need it…)

Yep, that did it! You…are…THA MAN! :smiley: