Package Details: brother-mfc-j5720dw 3.0.1_1-1

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Package Base: brother-mfc-j5720dw
Description: LPR and CUPS driver for the Brother MFC-J5720DW printer
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Licenses: GPL, custom
Submitter: severach
Maintainer: severach
Last Packager: severach
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.059162
First Submitted: 2017-05-20 17:52 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2018-12-09 08:49 (UTC)

Latest Comments

tormen commented on 2017-11-30 17:18 (UTC)

Thank you so very much!!! I can confirm: Now there is a working brother-mfc-j5730dw package! I will happily maintain as long as I have access to this printer. Thanks again. Awesome!1

severach commented on 2017-11-13 01:54 (UTC)

There you go and go ahead and help maintain. For the 5720 I compile one program from source. The 5730 has changed to perl so a lot was removed including source compile. The PKGBUILD is only complicated until you go through it and study what it does. I implement a lot of debug and check functionality to make new PKGBUILD more likely to work the first time.

tormen commented on 2017-11-08 00:14 (UTC)

Hi, Could you possibly provide a brother-mfc-j5730dw package as well ? If not: I never created a new package and the PKGFILE of the brother-mfc-j5720dw looks so complicated... ... or should a simple replacement of URL(s) and names of the printer should suffice and work fine? In any case thanks a lot for any hint on this one! Tormen

hogar1977 commented on 2017-06-13 16:01 (UTC)

I am not at home at the moment, but I will definitely try it out when I return in a week or so... I regret that Brother did not make a nice package for Arch :-/ the printer worked for me under Ubuntu from .deb package. I am using the printer features from Windows VM but it really itches me in the wrong way to do so...

severach commented on 2017-06-10 18:10 (UTC)

The warning is harmless and common in commercial software. I fixed the grep warning. The printer shows for me. Try adding the printer from your web browser:

hogar1977 commented on 2017-06-10 17:40 (UTC)

I went to reinstall the package and this was printed in the 'Details' section in Pamac during installation, I don't know if it has any effect on the installation or not... brcupsconfig.c: In function ‘main’: brcupsconfig.c:85:9: warning: variable ‘printer’ set but not used [-Wunused-but-set-variable] char *printer; ^~~~~~~ grep: usr/share/cups/model/*.ppd: No such file or directory Other than this message it all looks good and the installation finishes successfully :-/

hogar1977 commented on 2017-06-10 17:36 (UTC)

And yes, many thanks for taking the time to add the package!!! How rude of me not to say thx?!

hogar1977 commented on 2017-06-10 17:35 (UTC)

Finaly saw that you made the package :-) I installed the package, but the printer is not shown in the printer list (I use Gnome as my DE) and when I use the 'Add printer' button, it finds the printer on my network but when I select to add it, it searches for the drivers and finally reports that drivers were not found and it fails to install the printer. Am I missing something? I installed all the dependencies including the brscan4 package but still no luck... I even installed brother-cups-wrapper-common in hope that will help but still nothing.