Re: BRO MFC-490CW Drivers Issue Again
- From: Derek Broughton <news@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2008 10:40:31 -0400
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.
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.
And my argument with Leonard was all over the idea that Brother's
support could be considered that great, when they recommend hazardous
install practices. People who actually _have_ the Brother printers seem
to think that there's no danger _in this particular case_ so go with it.
I just don't want to see vendors doing this as a matter of course,
because it makes users who know no better think that it's safe to use
the force options whenever they have a problem.
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