Package Details: brother-ql710w 3.1.5r0-2

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Package Base: brother-ql710w
Description: LPR and CUPS driver for Brother QL-710W label printer
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Keywords: brother cups cupswrapper driver filter label lpr ppd printer ql-710w
Licenses: custom
Submitter: kbabioch
Maintainer: kbabioch
Last Packager: kbabioch
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2016-09-16 08:51 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2019-07-21 21:21 (UTC)

Latest Comments

kbabioch commented on 2019-07-21 21:23 (UTC)

I've modified the PKGBUILD (and bumped the release) based on some input I've got from this and other similar packages. I've verified that the package (brother-ql720nw) works for me, but I'm more than happy to get your feedback ;-).

kbabioch commented on 2019-06-05 20:52 (UTC)

I'm not too sure about those permissions. Where do you have them from? Trial and error? Extracted from upstream RPM?

zoe commented on 2019-06-04 23:03 (UTC)

I think it is also necessary to add these lines :

 chown root:lp ${pkgdir}/opt/brother/PTouch/ql710w/inf/
 chmod 775 ${pkgdir}/opt/brother/PTouch/ql710w/inf/
 chown daemon:lp ${pkgdir}/opt/brother/PTouch/ql710w/inf/brql710wrc
 chmod 664 ${pkgdir}/opt/brother/PTouch/ql710w/inf/brql710wrc

kbabioch commented on 2019-06-04 22:35 (UTC)

Cool, thank you for debugging this. I was kind of thinking along the same lines, but didn't manage to verify it yet. Will push a new version soon (want to verify this on my end also).

zoe commented on 2019-06-04 22:25 (UTC) (edited on 2019-06-04 22:37 (UTC) by zoe)

I could successfully print a test page with this modified PKGBUILD :

The workaround is :

Do not remove


and the file :


must be a symlink to the file :


The two files :


must be in the directory :


not in the directory :


Last thing : files in


must be moved to :




must be removed.

Symetric thing to do with i686 architecture.

See my modified PKGBUILD :

These reasons are mysterious for me, but it does the job ; I have no explanation for that.

zoe commented on 2019-06-04 15:08 (UTC) (edited on 2019-06-04 16:12 (UTC) by zoe)

Unfortunately, 3.1.5 does not work : same symptom as below : nothing goes out from the printer, and no error message, all is right, except nothing is printed

I had to go back to 1.1.4 version.

Just a question to dig : Should the files in :


be rather in


as in version 1.1.4 ?

kbabioch commented on 2019-05-30 14:33 (UTC)

@zoe: Thanks for the input. I've recently bumped the version to 3.1.5. Can you give this a test and tell me whether or not it is working? I've changed quite a few things, so it may no longer be working, etc.

zoe commented on 2019-05-19 20:05 (UTC) (edited on 2019-05-19 20:10 (UTC) by zoe)

As for some other QL-xxx label printers, I had to add these lines to have this driver working, at the end of prepare section :

       # /usr/lib/cups/filter/brother_lpdwrapper_ql710w should be an absolute symlink
      rm $srcdir/usr/lib/cups/filter/brother_lpdwrapper_ql710w
      ln -s /opt/brother/PTouch/ql710w/cupswrapper/brother_lpdwrapper_ql710w  \

otherwise, nothing goes out from the printer, and no error message, all is right, except nothing is printed. With these lines added, all is working fine now.