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Brother DCP-1510 driver install script empties /opt


Set up a Brother DCP-1510 laser printer and went to the Brother website for the drivers and install script for Debian systems. Downloaded the drivers and install script then ran the install script.

It seemed to work without significant errors and completed with no error messages and the correct test page was printed from cups. Have Debian 7 using gnome classic.

Later use showed that the previous contents of /opt had disappeared and there was only a brother directory in it. It did have firefox and thunderbird in it. These were duly restored.

Haven't noticed anything else broken, yet.

The Brother driver install script has a serious bug and should not be used unmodified. This is a major black mark for Brother, something for them to correct forthwith.


frank.jansen@actrix.gen.nz, ZL2TTS

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