Help needed compiling printer source code

Malcolm Fitzgerald thats at
Sun Apr 23 08:12:21 UTC 2006

On 23/04/2006, at 5:25 PM, P.U.Kruppa wrote:

> 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
> /usr/ports/print/apsfilter
> and
> /usr/ports/print/cups
> I would try apsfilter first, since it works a bit more intuitively.

Cups is installed and running. I've tried using a few of the other 
printer definitions without success. Printing the test page produces a 
blank page or a dozen blank pages. I was hoping to be able to compile 
the source code for the driver and put it somewhere that cups can find 


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