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#1 2013-07-07 21:32:34

tehol
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[SOLVED] Installing printer Brother MFC-6800 - "Software index ..."

<user>@crunchbang:~/brother$ dpkg -i --force-all mfc6800lpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb
dpkg: error: operation requires read/write access to dpkg status area
<user>@crunchbang:~/brother$ sudo dpkg -i --force-all mfc6800lpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb 
[sudo] password for <user>
(Reading database ... 81967 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace mfc6800lpr 1.1.2-1 (using mfc6800lpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement mfc6800lpr ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/mfc6800lpr.postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/info/mfc6800lpr.postrm: /etc/init.d/lpd: not found
dpkg: warning: subprocess old post-removal script returned error exit status 127
dpkg: trying script from the new package instead ...
/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm: /etc/init.d/lpd: not found
dpkg: error processing mfc6800lpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb (--install):
 subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 127
/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm: /etc/init.d/lpd: not found
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
 subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 127
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mfc6800lpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb

Last edited by tehol (2013-08-21 02:56:59)


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#2 2013-07-08 02:01:39

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Re: [SOLVED] Installing printer Brother MFC-6800 - "Software index ..."

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#3 2013-07-08 14:32:10

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Re: [SOLVED] Installing printer Brother MFC-6800 - "Software index ..."

sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin [i]username[/i]

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#4 2013-07-08 21:11:26

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Re: [SOLVED] Installing printer Brother MFC-6800 - "Software index ..."

ok, thanks! I'll try cups again when I get home later.


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#5 2013-08-01 19:49:58

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#6 2013-08-13 22:46:29

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Re: [SOLVED] Installing printer Brother MFC-6800 - "Software index ..."

Bump?


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#7 2013-08-13 23:31:07

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#8 2013-08-14 03:41:33

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Re: [SOLVED] Installing printer Brother MFC-6800 - "Software index ..."

Check out the other Brother printer thread and see if that is of any assistance.


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#9 2013-08-14 15:07:10

hinto
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Re: [SOLVED] Installing printer Brother MFC-6800 - "Software index ..."

Generally all you need is the ppd file which you can download from Brother's website.
No package needed.  Just point cups to the ppd when you install the printer.
-Hinto

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#10 2013-08-16 03:38:54

tehol
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Re: [SOLVED] Installing printer Brother MFC-6800 - "Software index ..."

tehol@crunchbang:~$ ls /media/1TB/backup/brother
cupswrapperMFC6800-1.0.2-1.i386.deb  mfc6800lpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb  screenshots
tehol@crunchbang:~$ cd /media/1TB/backup/brother
tehol@crunchbang:/media/1TB/backup/brother$ sudo dpkg -i --force-all mfc6800lpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb
[sudo] password for tehol: 
(Reading database ... 87846 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace mfc6800lpr 1.1.2-1 (using mfc6800lpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement mfc6800lpr ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/mfc6800lpr.postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/info/mfc6800lpr.postrm: /etc/init.d/lpd: not found
dpkg: warning: subprocess old post-removal script returned error exit status 127
dpkg: trying script from the new package instead ...
/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm: /etc/init.d/lpd: not found
dpkg: error processing mfc6800lpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb (--install):
 subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 127
/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm: 3: /var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm: /etc/init.d/lpd: not found
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
 subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 127
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mfc6800lpr-1.1.2-1.i386.deb

Last edited by tehol (2013-08-16 03:41:41)


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#11 2013-08-16 03:52:55

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Re: [SOLVED] Installing printer Brother MFC-6800 - "Software index ..."

The errors seems to be in their Debian package (maybe it is not up-to-date with the new multiarch?).

In any case, I don't think trying that installer will hurt anything. It's just a bash script and looks to be pretty straight forward based on a quick scroll through it. It's going to install ia32-libs, though. Just so you are aware. This has been known to cause some minor headaches with #! because it removes some #! related packages. You can just reinstall these onces it's complete.


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#12 2013-08-16 13:06:10

hinto
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#13 2013-08-16 15:51:46

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#14 2013-08-21 02:13:07

tehol
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Re: [SOLVED] Installing printer Brother MFC-6800 - "Software index ..."

hey! just spent the past couple hours working on and typing a long reply, and then I accidentally hit ctrl+q, destroying it all... I will try my best to remember everything I wrote/did. EDIT: I certainly can't remember everything about the brother installer...

annoyingbeggar, I tried the brother installer. I ran into two errors. I forget the first, but the installer kept running after that. The second (where things stopped) was that "lpr" was not a valid command... Is this enough information to help me with, or should I go through the process again and see what happens?

hinto, I tried using CUPS with that 64-bit driver, and it didn't work. It gave the below error message when I used the add printer option in CUPS via localhost 631. The URLS you provided, if I follow the instructions present, suggest I use sane-utils. This doesn't seem to be what you're suggesting I do, is it?

Add Printer Brother_MFC-6800 Error

Unable to add printer:

    Unable to copy interface script - No such file or directory

I actually was able (this time in CUPS) to select a Brother MFC-6800 option... that's when I ran into the same issues as the thread bigbenaugust posted. Currently running through the steps from that thread.

Last edited by tehol (2013-08-21 02:13:43)


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#15 2013-08-21 03:03:19

tehol
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Re: [SOLVED] Installing printer Brother MFC-6800 - "Software index ..."

Sucess! Thanks BigBenAugust! I have successfully printed the default test page from CUPS, and I printed "test" from LibreOffice writer. woo!


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