[Pkg-cups-devel] Bug#501719: Bug#501719: cups-pdf: doesn't play well with NetWare shares

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Sun Oct 19 21:48:51 UTC 2008

Hi Martin!

Please reply to bug #502555 [1] only, this discussion belongs there.

On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 23:06:28 +0200, Luca Capello wrote:
> Thank you for the explanation about the differences between the AnonUser
> and AnonDirName variables: however, this bug has nothing to do with
> those variables and thus I reopened it.

I clearly remembered that I wrote about AnonUser and AnonDirName in a
bug report: while replying to you I looked for my post in bug #501719
only [2], while I should have looked at the CUPS-PDF bugs and I would
have found it, bug #502555 [1].  I think you wanted to reply to the
latter ;-)

> On Sat, 18 Oct 2008 08:58:59 +0200, Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 10:45 PM, Luca Capello <luca at pca.it> wrote:
>>> [nothing about AnonUser or AnonDirName]
>> The explanation is simple:
>> AnonUser describes the UNIX user ID under which anonymous printing
>> (e.g. NCP or Samba) will run.
>> AnonDirName describes the output directory for that user. In many
>> cases, that user will be be a non-human user without a home directory,
>> which is why we set this variable to whichever output directory suits
>> a particular purpose.
>> We simply cannot assume anything about where the anonymous user is
>> gonna print. This is not a bug. This is a feature to give flexibility
>> to the administrator. :-)
> Since there's an AnonUser variable, not only an AnonDirName one, I'd
> expect that when the AnonUser is no more anonymous (because you assign a
> real user), then the AnonDirName will act accordingly, thus becoming the
> real user's one.
> While I agree that having two separated variables give more flexibility,
> this is per se a bug, since it's not documented.

These comments stand, feel free to downgrade the severity to wishlist.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/502555
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/501719
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