BRO MFC-490CW Drivers Issue Again

Rashkae ubuntu at
Wed Dec 3 04:07:23 UTC 2008

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> Just finished a fresh Intrepid install and find that there are no printer drivers for the above printer. Intrepid recognises my printer as a raw printer but can't print from OO.o nor a test page. CUPS doesn't have a driver for my model yet. Since the list convinced me of the dangers of using the --force-* dpkg option, I wondering if there is any alternative to the procedures listed on the Brother site. If not, I don't see any choice to using the --force option.  Anyone know if the deb driver is proceeding downstream for inclusion in Intrepid or even if Brother plans to do so. Any info welcomed. Thanks,
> Leonard Chatagnier
> lenc5570 at

Did the list really scare you from that?  I mean, I think most of us
agree (or, at least, will publicly say we agree) that it's poor
packaging practice, but in the case of the brother drivers, I know of no
reason you should avoid them per say.

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