Package Details: brscan-skey 0.3.1_2-2

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Package Base: brscan-skey
Description: Brother scan-key-tool
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Keywords: brother scan
Licenses: custom:brother
Submitter: leidola
Maintainer: 0x2501
Last Packager: 0x2501
Votes: 69
Popularity: 0.000128
First Submitted: 2009-01-27 20:05 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-05-19 16:07 (UTC)

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0x2501 commented on 2022-11-01 15:21 (UTC) (edited on 2022-11-01 15:21 (UTC) by 0x2501)

yay -S brscan-skey --overwrite '*'

mo0zi commented on 2022-11-01 10:04 (UTC)

Sorry for my stupidity. How do I solve the brscan_mail.config exists in filesystem error? Thx!

yay -Qi brscan-skey
Version         : 0.2.4_1-12

trumee commented on 2022-02-17 03:37 (UTC) (edited on 2022-02-17 03:38 (UTC) by trumee)

I am trying to use this in an LXD container (both host and container are on ArchLinux). Unfortunately, the computer is unable to register with the printer. Sniffing using tcpdump shows that the ip address of the computer is not set in the snmp request.

In the send request "HOST=:54925" should actually be "HOST="

#/opt/brother/scanner/brscan-skey/brscan-skey -l


The printer simply replies with badValue@1


Is there any other package needed on Arch for the query to work correctly?


bobpaul commented on 2021-12-18 17:10 (UTC)

@Jack1221 @dszryan Here is a patch that updates the package to 0.3.1_2 and fixes the install script so there aren't errors in the install. Because of the changes Brother made in how they package 0.3.0, this should be a lot smoother moving forward. There's no way to get rid of the brscan_mail.config conflict; that file was created/removed by Brother's install script, but that no longer exists and now package properly owns all files. pacman detects the file conflict before it runs the upgrade script, so we can't fix this via the .install file. I also added brscan-skey to the path so users can more easily follow Brother's documentation on their support page.

bobpaul commented on 2021-12-18 15:36 (UTC)


Have you installed and configured the appropriate brscan2, brscan3, brscan4, or brscan5 as required by your scanner?

You can get help output from brscan-skey with /opt/brother/scanner/brscan-skey/brscan-skey -h 2. The is required or it doesn't provide any help output. If you have the correct brscan package installed and configured, /opt/brother/scanner/brscan-skey/brscan-skey --debug or /opt/brother/scanner/brscan-skey/brscan-skey --list might offer some insight.

bennypr0fane commented on 2021-12-18 12:41 (UTC)

@bobpaul I already enabled service autostart with systemctl and it's running but issuing the command still does nothing

bobpaul commented on 2021-12-18 05:01 (UTC)

@bennypr0fane the brscan-skey utility isn't installed into the path at all. Either start it with systemctl as shown during install or look at pacman -Ql brscan-skey for the full path if you want to start it manually.

Make sure you have the appropriate brscan package from AUR installed and configured, or brscan-skey won't work.

Here's a PKGBUILD with 0.3.1-2. Note it throws some errors on install (see comments below), but otherwise works. But 0.2.4-1 also works just fine, despite being out of date:

bennypr0fane commented on 2021-12-01 15:13 (UTC)

When calling brscan-skey in the terminal, I get "command not found" BTW the latest version is now brscan-skey-0.3.1-2, Maybe this one will work.