How to install .gz files for Brother Driver?

I’ve been running Manjaro for three days and I’m about to download drivers for my Brother Printer DCP-T310 from their official website.

Here are the instructions:
Step1. Download the tool.(linux-brprinter-installer-..-.gz)
The tool will be downloaded into the default “Download” directory.
(The directory location varies depending on your Linux distribution.)
e.g. /home/(LoginName)/Download
Step2. Open a terminal window.
Step3. Go to the directory you downloaded the file to in the last step. By using the cd command.
e.g. cd Downloads
Step4. Enter this command to extract the downloaded file:
Command: gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-..-.gz
e.g. gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1.gz
Step5. Get superuser authorization with the “su” command or “sudo su” command.
Step6. Run the tool:
Command: bash linux-brprinter-installer-..- Brother machine name
e.g. bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.1.1-1 MFC-J880DW
Step7. The driver installation will start. Follow the installation screen directions.
When you see the message “Will you specify the DeviceURI ?”,
For USB Users: Choose N(No)
For Network Users: Choose Y(Yes) and DeviceURI number.
The install process may take some time. Please wait until it is complete.

Following these instructions results in this

[billy@billy-manjaro ~]$ cd Downloads
[billy@billy-manjaro Downloads]$ gunzip linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.2-1.gz
[billy@billy-manjaro Downloads]$ sudo bash linux-brprinter-installer-2.2.2-1 DCP-T310
[sudo] password for billy:
Rpm or dpkg is required.

Can someone help me? As far as I know there are no included rpm or dpkg packages.
Sorry for bad english.

The driver is available in the AUR (Arch User Repository) as brother-dcpt310.

Thanks for the help, but do you know how to activate those builds? I’m trying to print a document using LibreOffice to no avail.

Did you install it following the wiki I linked? Check and see if you printer is detected after installing. Also see Printing - Manjaro and How to Set Up a Printer in Linux.


Thank you so much for your help. I configured printing on CUPS system config printer. Thanks!

This topic was automatically closed 15 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.