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Bug 82520 - Setting up an SMB printer fails with "You must choose a share, not a host"
Summary: Setting up an SMB printer fails with "You must choose a share, not a host"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-printer
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-23 01:11 UTC by Marc Deslauriers
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-23 17:56:16 UTC

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Description Marc Deslauriers 2003-01-23 01:11:58 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030115

Description of problem:
When trying to set up an SMB printer, I cannot use the "specify" button to set
the credentials. Here is what I'm doing:

1- Start System Settings/Printing
2- Click the "new" button
3- Click on the "forward" button
4- Leave the default name as-is, click on "forward"
5- Select "Networked Windows" from the drop down. The name of the windows
computer running winxp that's sharing the printer appears. When I click on the
arrow beside the name, nothing appears.
6- Click on the "Specify..." button
7- Fill out the appropriate information. Click on "ok". I get back to the screen
with the computer name in it. Nothing has changed.
8- Click on "Forward"
9- Get the error message "You must choose a share, not a host".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
phoebe 8.0.93

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. See description

Actual Results:  Error message

Expected Results:  I would expect the share name to appear in the window after
entering the correct credentials in the "specify" button.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-01-23 09:29:55 UTC
So that's redhat-config-printer-0.6.35-1.

After finishing with the specify... dialog, you should have a new share listed
in the main browse screen; is it not there at all, or just not selected?

How about if you use lower-case rather than upper-case to specify the host name?

Comment 2 Marc Deslauriers 2003-01-23 12:40:47 UTC
The new share never appears under the computer name. Only the computer name
still appears in the window.

I have tried both uppercase and lowercase information to no avail.

Another machine I have with RedHat Linux 7.3 works as expected with the same share.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2003-01-23 14:55:23 UTC
Oh, I see it now.  Thanks for catching this.  Fixed package is
redhat-config-printer-0.6.39-1.  It will appear in rawhide in due course, but in
the mean time you can grab it from

Comment 4 Marc Deslauriers 2003-01-23 15:21:18 UTC
I've upgraded to 0.6.39-1. Unfortunately, I still get the same thing. The share
name never appears under the computer name.

Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2003-01-23 15:25:41 UTC
If you run 'redhat-config-printer' from a terminal and try adding the printer,
do you get any output in the terminal?

Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2003-01-23 15:26:14 UTC
Oh, by the way, did you make sure to install the .i386.rpm file (not just the

Comment 7 Marc Deslauriers 2003-01-23 15:35:49 UTC
Yeah, it's installed:
[mdeslaur@linux mdeslaur]$ rpm -q redhat-config-printer

Here is what appears on the console just after the "Specify" dialog is filled out:

[mdeslaur@linux mdeslaur]$ redhat-config-printer
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/printconf/util/", line 822, in smb_specify_clicked
   machine, sharename = match.groups ()
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'groups'

Comment 8 Tim Waugh 2003-01-23 15:46:57 UTC
Oops, please install the -gui package that I just uploaded. :-)

Comment 9 Marc Deslauriers 2003-01-23 17:54:06 UTC
Everything's working great now, thank you!

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