Package Details: brscan4 0.4.10_1-1

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Package Base: brscan4
Description: SANE drivers from Brother for brscan4 compatible models
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Keywords: printer
Licenses: GPL, custom:brother
Submitter: Harvey
Maintainer: Harvey
Last Packager: Harvey
Votes: 140
Popularity: 2.22
First Submitted: 2011-08-01 08:43
Last Updated: 2021-02-15 20:00

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Harvey commented on 2021-03-08 06:42

@ettavolt: Will have a look as soon as I find the time. The gawk script was provided by another user, so :p For now: Don't change a running system...

ettavolt commented on 2021-02-24 10:09

Harvey, now that Arch has switched [1] to hwdb + acl, would you mind doing the same here next time you get your hands on this?

That means changing mk-udev-rules to build something like /usr/lib/udev/hwdb.d/20-sane.hwdb supplied by the sane package now. (Sorry, I'm total noob in awk) Arch's custom 66-saned.conf will take care of other things (like some sane's rules did before).

I see no specific lines in the source [2] of Arch's sane package to do hwdb rebuild/reload. systemd likely does that automagically.

Benefits of hwdb are the ability to supply the data to something else but udev and it's indexed nature [3].

For Manjaro nothing should change (they should already have systemd with hwdb).

I think I saw someone from OpenSUSE coming here. They seem to have two separately maintained packages in the OBS, for which I didn't find any traces connecting them to AUR's brscan4.

Thank you for maintaining this package!

[1] [2] [3], see "CHANGES WITH 196"

Harvey commented on 2021-02-15 20:01

@jowlo: updated, thanks for the hint

jowlo commented on 2021-02-15 16:56

There is a new version 0.4.10 available at the Brother website since 25/01/2021 at

Would you mind updating the package? Thank you!

Harvey commented on 2021-01-31 13:44

@trapezestunned: This does not look like a standard brscan4 device. Quick google search found this: Please take some time to investigate yourself ;)

trapezestunned commented on 2021-01-30 21:14

Trying to get scanning with a Brother DS-620 working. I've installed this package (the Brother website said to use brscan4), but it isn't working. I can see the device when I use lsusb, but scanimage and sane-find-scanner don't see anything whether run as root or not. I've tried adding my user to lp, rebooting, replugging, no change. Any idea what I could've done wrong?

Harvey commented on 2020-08-06 11:54

@yywrobbie: If it is in the driver, I can't be of any further help. Please contact upstream support. Did you try both ADF and Flatbed? Any settings of the hardware that you could change?

yywrobbie commented on 2020-08-06 04:55

@Harey Having the same problem on opensuse with the upstream rpm driver. Tried xsane and it didn't work as well.

Harvey commented on 2020-07-13 13:15

@surm: I suggest reading the comments before complaining, on the second page you will find your answer.

surm commented on 2020-07-13 11:35

I have a trouble updating brscan4 to version 0.4.9_1-1:

error: The following untracked working tree files would be overwritten by checkout:
Please move or remove them before you switch branches.
error: could not detach HEAD
error: clone failed for brscan4: git exited with unexpected exit status 1
:: failed to retrieve packages