Brother MFC-7460DN on 64bit gentoo

Network printer Brother MFC-7460DN is not supported by standard cups drivers, but it does work on ubuntu by following instructions from manufacturer web site. Here is how this network printer can be properly configured on 64 bit gentoo (I am using kernel gentoo-sources-3.0.6)

Printer

Cups and other needed packages

Emerge cups and few other needed dependencies. Start cupsd.


emerge -av cupsĀ rpm a2ps tcsh
/etc/init.d/cupsd start
rc-update add cupsd default

Drivers

Get lpr and cupwrapper drivers for MFC-7460DN from Brother’s driver download page. The versions at the time of writing are:

cupswrapperMFC7460DN-2.0.4-2.i386
mfc7460dnlpr-2.1.0-1.i386

Install drivers and create a symbolic link to the filter file


rpm -ihv --nodeps mfc7460dnlpr-2.1.0-1.i386.rpm
rpm -ihv --nodeps cupswrapperMFC7460DN-2.0.4-2.i386.rpm
ln -s /usr/lib/cups/filter/brlpdwrapperMFC7460DN /usr/libexec/cups/filter/brlpdwrapperMFC7460DN

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