I am trying to install the printer driver for a Brother HL-1112 printer using the linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.1-1 on Linux Mint 19 Xfce (64 bit).
When I ran the installer it wanted to install a deluge of i386 32 bit packages, roughly about a 100 completely unnecessary packages - which looked like a good way of messing up the Mint 19 64 bit system. Using another Ubuntu based Xfce distro on the same Dell PC the only dependencies were: libc6-i386, lib32gcc1, lib32stdc++6.
Is there another way to get this printer working without filling the system up with a lot of useless and probably conflicting i386 32 bit packages?
Thanks for any help.
I have no idea what the latest Brother driver installer is trying to do but I managed to get the printer working with the following steps:
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sudo apt install libc6-i386 lib32gcc1 lib32stdc++6 sudo dpkg -i --force-all hl1110lpr-3.0.1-1.i386.deb sudo dpkg -i --force-all hl1110cupswrapper-3.0.1-1.i386.deb