Package Details: brscan4 0.4.6_1-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: brscan4
Description: SANE drivers from Brother for brscan4 compatible models
Upstream URL:
Keywords: printer
Licenses: GPL, custom:brother
Submitter: Harey
Maintainer: Harey
Last Packager: Harey
Votes: 96
Popularity: 1.183911
First Submitted: 2011-08-01 08:43
Last Updated: 2018-10-31 11:17

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lemongrab commented on 2018-12-13 00:44

Hi ettavolt. I'm not sure if that was directed towards me but "/opt/brother" does not exist. I had installed brscan4 using yay and I'm not sure if another tool is advised instead.

EDIT: I had this error: brscan4: /usr/lib/sane/ exists in filesystem brscan4: /usr/lib/sane/ exists in filesystem brscan4: /usr/lib/sane/ exists in filesystem Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

so I deleted these three files and were able to install brsane4 just fine and run brsaneconfig4. Thanks!

ettavolt commented on 2018-12-11 16:53

~ % /opt/brother/scanner/brscan4/brsaneconfig4 --help
USAGE: brsaneconfig4 [-OPTION]   OPTION:
       -a name=FRIENDLY-NAME model=MODEL-NAME ip=xx.xx.xx.xx    
       -a name=FRIENDLY-NAME model=MODEL-NAME nodename=BRN_xxxxx 
                   : Add network scanner
                   : Remove network scanner
       -q          : Query supported models and available network scanners
       -d          : Diagnosis
       -p          : Ping (for network scanners)  
       -s:[LABEL]  : Save current configuration
       -l:[LABEL]  : Load saved configuration

lemongrab commented on 2018-12-11 16:40

I noticed that after installing this package that I don't get a binary starting with "brs", namely brsaneconfig4. I was wondering what package I'll need to install for that.

Harey commented on 2018-10-31 11:18

updated to 0.4.6_1

Harey commented on 2018-07-29 09:07

@marcin: changed that back, thanks. Learned: never rely on anything :(

marcin commented on 2018-07-29 03:16

Was getting this error:

curl: (51) SSL: no alternative certificate subject name matches target host name '' ==> ERROR: Failure while downloading

I downloaded the brscan4:

git clone

and then manually edited PKGBUILD to have http instead of https for two brother links there.

And then manually build and install the packakage

makepkg -si

Harey commented on 2018-07-27 12:35

@lordbalmung: Done. Thank you for the hint. Did not change the pkgver though because it does not change the package itself.

lordbalmung commented on 2018-07-25 23:38

Can you please modify the source to https instead of http? brother seems to release the rpm in https as well.

egrupled commented on 2018-07-13 15:47

@Harey: it still blocks executing binary files. To be clear: noexec flag isn't defense against malicious PKGBUILD. It's a coincidence that it can break building in circumstances as described below. What I'm advocating here is to prevent that accidental breakage.

Harey commented on 2018-07-13 14:20

Just out of curiosity: what is the sense in this if a malicious PKGBUILD can circumvent it with a - agreed - trivial change?