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Re: Why does CUPS recommend Samba?

On Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:30:35 +0100, Lisi wrote:

> <quote>
> lisi@Tux:~/Python$ aptitude why samba-common 
> i   cups      Recommends smbclient (>= 3.0.9) 
> i A smbclient Depends    samba-common (=> 2:3.2.5-4lenny15) 
> lisi@Tux:~/Python$
> </quote>
> I was intending to purge Samba from my system, but ran a few checks
> first.  Is there a good (i.e. compelling) reason for CUPS's wanting
> Samba?

As Erwan already said, a samba server can share printers to windows 
clients by means of Cups but it's only a recommended package, you can 
safely ignore that.



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