<semi-OT> looking for .ppd
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Mon Aug 3 06:47:48 UTC 2020
On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 23:31:50 -0400, Robert Huff wrote:
> I have a recent -CURRENT system on which I am installing CUPS.
> The printer is a Brother HL-2270DW ... which is not on the list of
> known printers, and for which I am unable to find a .ppd from a
> trustworthy source.
> Anyone know where to locate this? Or failing that, possibly have
> one they could share?
>From the Brother's german download section I found this:
CUPSwrapper Printer driver Source Codes
This is CUPS wrapper Printer driver Source Codes.
This leads to the download section:
(Choose Linux, RPM, English, if neccessary.)
Download the file: cupswrapperHL2270DW-2.0.4-2.i386.rpm
Extract it (it can be processed like regular compressed
archives, using a GUI tool or the Midnight Commander.)
Inside it, there's a file: CONTENTS.cpio
Extract it (using cpio or another tool.)
Inside it, usr/local/Brother/Printer/HL2270DW/cupswrapper
(relative path), there is a file cupswrapperHL2270DW-2.0.4,
a script executable intended for Linux. Copy it as name
HL2270.PPD and edit.
It contains (!) the PPD, starting line 69. Cut to that point.
*% Copyright Brother Industries,Ltd 2006-2008
*% "Brother HL2270DW for CUPS"
>From there, it's 280 lines long. Cut there.
*UIConstraints: *InputSlot MANUAL *Duplex DuplexTumble
*UIConstraints: *InputSlot MANUAL *Duplex DuplexNoTumbl
The resulting ppd file should be 10530 bytes.
Tataa - you have the correct PPD file.
Deutsch gut. :-)
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