Debian Bug report logs - #635157
Brother HL-2130 laser printer support

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Package: openprinting-ppds; Maintainer for openprinting-ppds is Debian Printing Group <debian-printing@lists.debian.org>; Source for openprinting-ppds is src:foomatic-db.

Reported by: michalng@gmail.com

Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 09:45:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: upstream

Found in version foomatic-db/20120212-1

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, unknown-package@qa.debian.org:
Bug#635157; Package na. (Sat, 23 Jul 2011 09:45:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to michalng@gmail.com:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to unknown-package@qa.debian.org. (Sat, 23 Jul 2011 09:45:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: michalng@gmail.com
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Package: NA - wishlist bug
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 09:40:21 +0000
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Package: NA
Version: NA


This is a wishlist bug.

Using Squeeze and wanted to install a new Brother HL-2130 laser printer.
Noticed that the printer is not in the printer list from Debian.

Went to Brother's Linux driver site  
(http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/download_prn.html#HL-2130),
download the packages and everthing works well.

Suggest to update Debian's driver list (since Brother is providing them) so  
that these working drivers can be added to benefit future users.
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Bug reassigned from package 'na' to 'general'. Request was from Gergely Nagy <algernon@madhouse-project.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:36:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug No longer marked as found in versions NA. Request was from Gergely Nagy <algernon@madhouse-project.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:36:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org:
Bug#635157; Package general. (Mon, 17 Oct 2011 03:54:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org. (Mon, 17 Oct 2011 03:54:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #14 received at 635157@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
To: michalng@gmail.com
Cc: 635157@bugs.debian.org, cups@packages.debian.org
Subject: cups: please support Brother HL-2130 laser printer out of the box
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 22:51:51 -0500
retitle 635157 Brother HL-2130 laser printer support
severity 635157 important
severity 618640 important
reassign 635157 cups
quit

Hi,

michalng@gmail.com wrote:

> Using Squeeze and wanted to install a new Brother HL-2130 laser printer.
> Noticed that the printer is not in the printer list from Debian.
>
> Went to Brother's Linux driver site
> (http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/download_prn.html#HL-2130),
> download the packages and everthing works well.
>
> Suggest to update Debian's driver list (since Brother is providing them) so
> that these working drivers can be added to benefit future users.

Thanks for a nice report.  I'm passing it on to the Debian CUPS
maintainers with this message.




Changed Bug title to 'Brother HL-2130 laser printer support' from 'Package: NA - wishlist bug' Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 17 Oct 2011 03:54:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Severity set to 'important' from 'normal' Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 17 Oct 2011 03:54:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package 'general' to 'cups'. Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 17 Oct 2011 03:54:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian CUPS Maintainers <pkg-cups-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#635157; Package cups. (Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:51:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Brian Potkin <claremont102@gmail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian CUPS Maintainers <pkg-cups-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:51:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #25 received at 635157@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Brian Potkin <claremont102@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <635157@bugs.debian.org>
Cc: michalng@gmail.com, Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
Subject: cups: please support Brother HL-2130 laser printer out of the box
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:49:55 +0000
severity 635157 wishlist
thanks


Some idea of the technical aspects in packaging a driver for the HL-2130
can be gleaned from

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/brother-cups-wrapper-laser/+bug/524779

There may also be an issue with licensing which would make such a
package unsuitable for Debian Main:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/25966

Comment #6 is the one to take note of.

Regards,

Brian.




Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'important' Request was from Brian Potkin <claremont102@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:51:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian CUPS Maintainers <pkg-cups-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#635157; Package cups. (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:21:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian CUPS Maintainers <pkg-cups-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:21:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #32 received at 635157@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
To: Brian Potkin <claremont102@gmail.com>
Cc: Debian Bug Tracking System <635157@bugs.debian.org>, michalng@gmail.com, openprinting-ppd@packages.debian.org
Subject: Re: cups: please support Brother HL-2130 laser printer out of the box
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 03:17:57 -0500
reassign 635157 openprinting-ppds 
tags 635157 + upstream
affects 635157 + cups
quit

Hi,

Brian Potkin wrote:
>> michalng wrote:

>>> http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/download_prn.html#HL-2130
[...]
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/brother-cups-wrapper-laser/+bug/524779
[...]
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/25966

This means a goal would be to get a driver included in a simple, free,
and distro-neutral collection such as openprinting-ppds and listed at
<http://www.openprinting.org/drivers>.

Michal, does the HL-2130 work as a generic postscript printer?  (I am
guessing it does, based on a quick glance at the ppd and since the
HL-2140 can act as one.)

Brother's PPD for this model is licensed under the GPL.  Their driver
package also includes some binary-only components to configure the
printer, unfortunately without an explicit license that would even
allow us to distribute it, so probably any open source driver is going
to lack some functionality in the short term.

The free part of the driver is not listed at
<http://www.openprinting.org/driver/Postscript-Brother/> as having
been incorporated into openprinting-ppds yet.  Reassigning to the
foomatic-db package to pursue that.

Thanks for some useful pointers.
Jonathan




Bug reassigned from package 'cups' to 'openprinting-ppds'. Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:21:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) upstream. Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:21:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added indication that 635157 affects cups Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:21:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Marked as found in versions foomatic-db/20120212-1. Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:27:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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