Brother MFC-3240C printer, mfc3240clpr package, consistant error

Asked by Steve Glines on 2010-11-13

I attempted to install drivers for a Brother MFC-3240C printer but the install bombed now all I get when I run apt-get is this error:
E: The package mfc3240clpr needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

I've followed all the instructions at

I should be able to just get rid of the reference.


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Go to the brother site and redowload the deb, then use:

sudo dpkg --force-all -i filename.deb

to reinstall the deb

Steve Glines (steveglines) said : #3

I've downloaded the deb package from Brother twice. It's broken. when I run
sudo dpkg --force-all -i filename.deb

all I get are errors. It bombs half way through the install. I need a way to forcibly remove references to mfc3240clpr withiout having a good mfc3240clpr deb.

delance (olivier-delance) said : #4

What errors did you get?

Can you please give the full text output rather than an interpretation

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask Steve Glines for more information if necessary.

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