Bug 16722 - Need Brother Printer Driver for HL-5450DN
Summary: Need Brother Printer Driver for HL-5450DN
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New RPM package request (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
Priority: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: All Packagers
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: MGA7TOO
Depends on:
Blocks: 18367
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Reported: 2015-09-08 22:02 CEST by Martin Rosenfeld
Modified: 2019-10-13 14:03 CEST (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Martin Rosenfeld 2015-09-08 22:02:21 CEST
Description of problem: Although Brother provides an installer for its model HL-5450DN, there is not one provided in the Masgeia repositories.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): MGA5

How reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:

I used the Brother installer, but a member of the Mageia team suggested I report a bug so that the driver (and perhaps others) coulkd be added to the repository.


Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Samuel Verschelde 2015-09-09 10:15:31 CEST
CC-ing Shlomi Fish who apparently tried to import an install-brother-printer package in the past (according the maintainers database).

CC: (none) => shlomif

Marja Van Waes 2016-05-05 10:22:15 CEST

Blocks: (none) => 18367

Comment 2 Marja Van Waes 2016-08-10 19:41:07 CEST Comment hidden (obsolete)

CC: (none) => makowski.mageia, marja11

Comment 3 Samuel Verschelde 2016-10-11 20:55:37 CEST
Assigning this package request to all packagers collectively. On a voluntary basis, one of them might want to integrate it to the distribution and maintain it for bug and security fixes.

You might also want to join the packager team to maintain this piece of software: see https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Becoming_a_Mageia_Packager

Assignee: bugsquad => pkg-bugs

Comment 4 Markus Robert Keßler 2018-02-13 14:48:46 CET
I have the same printer. If betatests have to be done for MGA 6 and 5, please let me know

CC: (none) => ubuntu

Comment 5 Morgan Leijström 2018-04-18 11:35:53 CEST
@Markus: there is problem on mga6 too?
If yes please above set Version to 6 and add "MGA5TOO" in the Whiteboard field.
If you know it is valid in Cauldron, set Version to Cauldron and add "MGA5TOO" and "MGA6TOO" in the Whiteboard field.

Should work according to http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Brother/Brother-HL-5450DN

Optimally the goal is to make it work with Mageia packages, but as workaround to get it running maybe use manufacturers drivers here:
Brother Linux info: http://support.brother.com/g/s/id/linux/en/index.html

CC: (none) => fri

Comment 6 Markus Robert Keßler 2018-04-19 22:41:28 CEST
> Should work according to
> http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Brother/Brother-HL-5450DN

==> Looks as if this package is already integrated into Mageia repos.
'20130226 (RPM for LSB 3.2)' can be downloaded, but no ppd file for Brother-HL-5450DN contained.
Morgan Leijström 2018-04-20 16:14:25 CEST

Severity: minor => normal
Version: 5 => 6
Whiteboard: (none) => MGA5TOO

Marja Van Waes 2019-10-13 14:02:46 CEST

Whiteboard: MGA5TOO => MGA7TOO
Version: 6 => Cauldron

Comment 8 Marja Van Waes 2019-10-13 14:03:26 CEST
Mageia 6 is no longer supported.

If you still need to upgrade to Mageia 7: a safe way would be to use a
netinstall ISO http://doc.mageia.org/netinstall/7/en/content/index.html and
then select to upgrade in the "Install or Upgrade" step.

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