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Faulty Printer Driver Install on Mandriva and Salix

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Bald Patches

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While installing drivers for a Brother printer via the command line terminal the brlpdwrapper file was NOT installed to the usr/lib/cups/filter folder

This anomaly occurred in both Mandriva and Salix

I could not use the printer until I'd copied over the file from another OS and installed to the said folder from the command line

Is this a problem specific to certain OS's as I never had the problem with Slack OR Suse OR Fedora???

I could not see the missing file when I opened the driver with an archiver either - should I have been able to - or is it a file generated by the system???

Is this a glitch with RPM's or just Brother drivers???
Although I have found a solution I would still like to know WHY!!! :)

Edited by Bald Patches, 22 June 2010 - 07:07 AM.

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Not all Wrapper packages will contain driver (,sys) files and the .ini files. Some distros have objections to including files that are closed source and proprietary. This can lead to legal issues depending on the owner of the drivers.
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