How to Install Brother CUPS-wrapper/LPR Printer Driver on Fedora

February 7, 2024 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Fedora Brother CUPS-wrapper/LPR Printer Driver Setup Guide

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-step How to Install Brother CUPS-wrapper/LPR Printer Driver in Fedora GNU/Linux Desktop.

The LPR Driver provides the necessary information and utilities for printing via the Command Line and over the Network.

While the Cupswrapper Driver acts as a wrapper for Configuring CUPS (Common Unix Printing System).

Especially relevant: after the Driver Installation to achieve the Printer Setup follow the included instructions to Add Printer.

But for the Multifunctional Models to get also the Scanner Setup you should use instead: Brother Driver Install Tool.

Finally, this Guide is Valid also for All the others Fedora Based Distros like:

  • Nobara
  • Quebe OS
  • Ultramarine
  • risiOS
How to Install Brother CUPS-wrapper/LPR Printer Driver - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    How to Quick-Start with Command Line on GNU/Linux:

  2. 2. Downloading Brother CUPS-wrapper/LPR Driver

    Download Brother CUPS-wrapper/LPR Driver for Fedora GNU/Linux

    Brother CUPS-wrapper/LPR Printer Driver for Fedora
    Depending of your Printer Model you may find 1 or 2 Packages to Grab!
    Especially relevant, for the Multifunctional Models you should see instead: Driver Install Tool Setup Guide!
  3. 3. Installing Brother Printer Driver

    Now to Setup Brother Printer Driver
    First, access the Download location by default with:

    cd ~/Downloads
    To Check it’s there List the contents with:
    ls . | grep p?r
    The grep Command refine the output List showing only the Entries matching the Keyword.
    But if you are in Trouble to Find it out on Terminal then See: How to Access Downloads Folder from Browser.
    Make the Required Setup with:
    sudo lppasswd -g sys -a root
    And again:
    sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/cups/model
    Next to Install the Single Package Driver simply run:
    sudo rpm -ihv --nodeps ./*p?r*.rpm
    You may need to Amend the above Command depending from your Driver Version.
    The “–nodeps” Flag to ignore Dependencies.
    But instead for the double Packages like:
    sudo rpm -ihv --nodeps ./*pr*.rpm
    And again:
    sudo rpm -ihv --nodeps ./*wrapper*.rpm

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