Brother DCP-L3550CDW printer not printing

My DCP-L3550CDW printer was not printing multiple copies of the same document when asked via LibreOffice using the default (driverless) driver. It is most likely caused due to the fact the default driver does not implement the collate CUPS feature well so was hoping the Brother vendor provided DCP-L3550CDW driver is going to work fine.

How-ever printing revealed no output at all. Debugging output for the cups wrapper could be enabled (DEBUG=1) at file:/opt/brother/Printers/dcpl3550cdw/cupswrapper/brother_lpdwrapper_dcpl3550cdw which in turns stores debug logging at file:/tmp/br_cupswrapper_laser.log and file:/tmp/br_cupswrapper_laser_lpderr.

The last one give me a good error message:

Can't locate File/ in @INC (you may need to install the File::Copy module) (@INC contains: /usr/local/lib64/perl5/5.32 /usr/local/share/perl5/5.32 /usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib64/perl5 /usr/share/perl5) at /opt/brother/Printers/dcpl3550cdw/lpd/filter_dcpl3550cdw line 9.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /opt/brother/Printers/dcpl3550cdw/lpd/filter_dcpl3550cdw line 9.

The fix is easy:

$ sudo dnf install perl-File-Copy

And voila, printing of multiple copies is working. Big thanks to brother for providing linux printer drivers which can be debugged (unlike other vendors)!


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