has anyone added a brother MFC7460DN printer to their rawhide system?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Jul 3 18:52:16 UTC 2014
On Thu, 3 Jul 2014, Fred Smith wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 01:12:41PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > i've been fighting for the last couple of hours to add a network
> > printer to my rawhide system. the shared work area where i hang out
> > has a brother MFC7460DN printer on the network, at 192.168.2.126, and
> > i've verified that i can ping it, so that's a start.
> > i've read a few different alleged installation instructions which
> > all seem to differ. what's the recommended recipe for this?
> > googling a while ago brought me here:
> > http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=279494
> > so i downloaded both lpr and cups rpm packages from brother and
> > installed them. i'm not sure if i need to install "a2ps", and i'd
> > rather not as it would drag down a ton of dependencies.
> > i've browsed to localhost:631 to see if i can add a printer there,
> > but it seems that it sets up a new printer as if it's connnected via
> > USB and not on the network.
> > i'm going to keep messing around, but if anyone out there has set up
> > that printer (or something suitably similar), i'm open to guidance.
> > rday
> as I've just recently learned, there is a brother printer installer
> program for Linux that removes all the futzing around... you just
> run it, answer the questions and it downloads whatever it needs from
> the Brother site, does some magic incatations and voila!
> the one I have at the moment is "linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1"
> and I'm not sure of the URL where I got it, but pls to hang on a
> mo while I go look...
> [short pause]
> Ah, here it is:
> If you read all the notes, you'll see there is some mention of Fedora
> 10/11/12, but I've used it successfully on Fedora 19 and 20, as well
> as Centos 6, with a Brother DCP7065DN.
oh, for the love of mutt:
$ sudo bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1 MFC7460DN
You are going to install following packages.
OK? [y/N] ->
whaaaaa? oh, here we go:
if [ "$(which dpkg 2> /dev/null)" != '' ];then
elif [ "$(which rpm 2> /dev/null)" != '' ];then
sure, checking for the existence of "dpkg" is *just* the way to
identify the base packaging system. :-P
Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
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