Unable to open printcap file /etc/printcap for read!
Posted on 2006-11-16
OK, I'm back again with another, probably simple, Solaris question...
We had a consultant install Solaris 9 for us a while back and it is a basic install, except for Samba and the applicaiton we use (Datafax) on the box. We've installed our postscript printer and have the machine working, more or less, at this point. I'm trying to learn Solaris as much as I can and tweak out the smallish problems we still have on our own.
So, I've set up a Syslog server to have all my devices send their syslogs to and noticed this error:
2006-11-16 09:01:04 Daemon.Error solaris9 Nov 16 08:57:28 smbd: [ID 702911 daemon.error] Unable to open printcap file /etc/printcap for read!
2006-11-16 09:01:04 Daemon.Error solaris9 Nov 16 08:57:28 smbd: [ID 702911 daemon.error] [2006/11/16 08:57:28, 0] printing/pcap.c:(159)
It seems to happen every 10-15 minutes or so, however no definitive regularity to it... it just happens a lot! The error seems to be related to Samba somehow and I found one or two references on the Internet to the problem, but no solutions.
Here's the rub, that file does not exist on my machine... so do I need to create it? If so, what's the syntax of the file? Who should be the owner?
Any help would be appreciated, this is not an emergency, I'm trying to clean up the machine for production!