has anyone added a brother MFC7460DN printer to their rawhide system?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Jul 4 10:57:24 UTC 2014


On Thu, 3 Jul 2014, Fred Smith wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 02:52:16PM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

... snip ...

> >   oh, for the love of mutt:
> >
> > $ sudo bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.0.0-1 MFC7460DN
> > You are going to install following packages.
> >    mfc7460dnlpr-2.1.0-1.i386.deb
> >    cupswrapperMFC7460DN-2.0.4-2.i386.deb
> >    brscan4-0.4.2-1.amd64.deb
> >    brscan-skey-0.2.4-1.amd64.deb
> > OK? [y/N] ->
> >
> >   whaaaaa? oh, here we go:
> >
> > if [ "$(which dpkg 2> /dev/null)" != '' ];then
> >    PKG=deb
> > elif [ "$(which rpm 2> /dev/null)" != '' ];then
> >    PKG=rpm
> >    ...
> >
> >   sure, checking for the existence of "dpkg" is *just* the way to
> > identify the base packaging system. :-P
>
> :(
>
> but does it actually work for you?

  eh, sort of ... i can now print, but i'm trying to set some of the
default options for the printer via localhost:631, and am constantly
getting "Unable to set options: forbidden", while

  $ systemctl status cups

gives me

... Returning HTTP Forbidden for CUPS-Add-Modify-Printer

  other than that, deleting the "dpkg" command i had installed on my
rawhide system fixed the oddity in that script. i'm not crazy about
the glitches in trying to print duplex and 4 page images to a side,
the alignment seems off, but i'd like to resolve this "Forbidden"
admin issue before i go any further.

rday

p.s. i'm starting to miss my old samsung printer, which just flat out
*worked* right out of the box, duplex printing and everything. le
*sigh*.

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