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Having trouble installing Brother drivers for scanner for MFC J430w with Ubuntu 12.10. I have a big long thread detailing what likely went wrong. I am a newbie and not technically very savvy.

The printer driver installation went OK. Will fwd thread if that will help. Near end of thread:

coplandfamily@coplandfamily-MD7818U:~/Downloads/BroScan$  rpm  -qa  |  grep  -e brscan4-0.4.1-3.i386.rpm 
coplandfamily@coplandfamily-MD7818U:~/Downloads/BroScan$  rpm  -ihv  --nodeps brscan4-0.4.1-3.i386.rpm 
rpm: RPM should not be used directly install RPM packages, use Alien instead! 
rpm: However assuming you know what you are doing... 
Preparing...                          ################################# [100%] 
Updating / installing... 
1:brscan4-0.4.1-3                  ################################# [100%] 
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /etc/opt/brother/scanner/brscan4/Brsane4.ini;50d9087f: cpio: symlink failed - Permission denied 
error: brscan4-0.4.1-3.i386: install failed 
coplandfamily@coplandfamily-MD7818U:~/Downloads/BroScan$ 

Of course I did not know what I was doing. :)

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Why use the rpm, and not the .deb? I don't think rpm's are made for ubuntu, judging by en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPM_Package_Manager. What happens if you try using the correct .deb file instead? –  DaimyoKirby Dec 25 '12 at 5:32
    
Eliah, thanks for the reply....so does that mean I delete the rpm file and use the deb? The reason I downloaded and tried to install both is that to work the printer function of this brother all-in-one, another thread advised downloading both rpm and deb drivers, and it seems to work. –  Marc1914 Dec 25 '12 at 11:48
    
I mean, Daimyo, thanks.....I will try it and reply. –  Marc1914 Dec 25 '12 at 12:01
    
@Marc1914 did you ever get scanning working on 12.10 or higher? –  virtualxtc Dec 18 '13 at 8:48
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