On Sat, 2013-04-27 at 15:26 +0300, Elad Alfassa wrote:
I recently discovered that if I have a printer attached to a Windows
machine (and shared via samba), it'll unusable on default install,
because samba-client isn't installed by default.
control-center's printers panel managed to discover the printer, but
after the driver prompt dialog it gave a cryptic error message and did
not install the printer.
After installing samba-client, adding a samba network printer worked
as expected. Therefor I suggest we add samba-client to our default
installation, it's only 1.2MB.
Ideally I think it should be added as a Requires in control-center's
spec file, but we could add it to comps instead. If you think adding
this to the default install is a bad idea, control-center should
install it with packagekit whenever users tries to add a Samba
On a related (printing) note, I think it would also make sense to have
hpijs as a default as well, to support more printers.
Both sound like good ideas to me.