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I want to install brscan4 on an ubuntu 17.04 installation in order to scan documents over network using a Brother MFC-J6510DW.

During the preparation of the installation of brscan4 I asked myself about possible dependency issues.

According to the brscan4 download site for MFC-J6510DW the current version is 0.4.4-4. I did not found any information, if this version is compatible with ubuntu 17.04.

According to the preparation instructions, to which the previous mentioned page links, brscan4 does not require the installation of sane-utils in contrast to brscan, brscan2, brscan3. Is this really true?

According to dpkg-deb this package does also not contain any dependendcy information.

As a result I have the following questions: Does this package really not depend on sane-utils? Is it compatible with ubuntu 17.04? Should I expect compatibility with ubuntu 17.10?

Many thanks in advance!

Note 1: By just clicking the download link the package is downloaded via a http connection, but the link can be manually changed so that the transfer is done via a https connection.

Note 2: In the case of the printing I avoided the driver installation problem by using the driverless printing function of ubuntu 17.04.

Appendix: output of dpkg-deb -I brscan4-0.4.4-4.amd64.deb

 new debian package, version 2.0.
 size 74508 bytes: control archive=751 bytes.
       0 bytes,     0 lines      conffiles            
     240 bytes,     8 lines      control              
     944 bytes,    18 lines   *  postinst             #!/bin/sh
     622 bytes,    16 lines   *  postrm               #!/bin/sh
     185 bytes,     6 lines   *  preinst              #!/bin/sh
      86 bytes,     3 lines   *  prerm                #!/bin/sh
 Package: brscan4
 Version: 0.4.4-4
 Maintainer: Brother Industries, Ltd.
 Architecture: amd64
 Description: Brother Scanner Driver
  Copyright: 2008-2017 Brother Industries, Ltd. All Rights Reserved
  Brother sane backend Driver
 Provides: brscan

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