Should I add this Repo?

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Mon Oct 27 19:42:41 UTC 2008

--- On Mon, 10/27/08, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:

> From: Derek Broughton <news at>
> Subject: Re: Should I add this Repo?
> To: ubuntu-users at
> Date: Monday, October 27, 2008, 1:41 PM
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > Brother reqauires you to use the --force option in
> order to install their
> > printer drivers on Linux/Ubuntu. They have the best
> Linux/Ubuntu support
> > and I don't think they would tell you to do
> something that would break
> > anything. 
> Well, they would...  There's _many_ force options, but
> what they all have in
> common is the fact that using them is guaranteed to break
> something.  You
> just have to hope you're never going to need whatever
> has been broken. The
> most likely reason why you would need to use a
> "force" option in a
> third-party package is because it's trying to install a
> file that is
> already provided in another package - and there _are_ ways
> to get around
> that, but using --force-overwrite is simple (and lazy).
Hello Derek,

If something gets broken on   my Hardy 64 bit, I'll let you and the list know. Don't know where you came up with --force-overwrite. My posts mentioned --force-architecture and I explained why it was needed. 
What do you Ubuntu gurus have against Brother and there great support for both Linux and Ubuntu of am I missing something. I still think Brother has great Linux/Ubuntu support and thank NoOp for calling it to my attention when my Epson MFP failed. Hey, NoOp, where are you?

Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at

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