Help needed compiling printer source code

P.U.Kruppa root at
Sun Apr 23 06:20:18 UTC 2006

On Sun, 23 Apr 2006, Malcolm Fitzgerald wrote:

> I'm trying to install a Brother HL-1230 printer. I've been to the Brother web 
> site and found that they don't have drivers for FreeBSD but they do provide 
> the source code. I downloaded the source code. So far so good. I unzipped the 
> tarball and had a look. There's the source code.
> I don't know what to do with it. I've learnt to type "make install clean". 
> How do I make this code into something useful?
> sad kid :-(
I guess make install clean will not be enough for that.

For a start have a look at
and try to make your printer print "something" at all.
Also reading it will teach you some new words :-)

Then there exist two well known programms which can help you to 
set up your printer correctly
I would try apsfilter first, since it works a bit more 

Good luck,


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