On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Matthias Clasen <mclasen@redhat.com> wrote:
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
> printer.
> 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.

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Patch for control-center.spec attached.

-Elad Alfassa.