Printer drivers

the drivers for my are an AUR : AUR (en) - brother-mfc-5890cn

I install the one dependenci : cups ; but " sudo pacman -S brother-mfc-5890cn " gives a " target not found" respond

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           Device-2: NVIDIA GK104 HDMI Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e0a class-ID: 0403
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.82-1-lts running: yes
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR93xx Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k v: kernel
           bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0030 class-ID: 0280
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169
           v: kernel port: ee00 bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
           IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 290.67 GiB used: 10.32 GiB (3.6%)
           SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Silicon Power model: SPCC Solid State Disk size: 59.63 GiB
           block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: V3.7
           scheme: MBR
           ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: A-Data model: SU800 size: 119.24 GiB block-size:
           physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 7AC scheme: MBR
           ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Drevo model: X1 SSD size: 55.9 GiB block-size:
           physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 0529 scheme: MBR
           ID-4: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 vendor: KingDian model: S200 60GB size: 55.9 GiB block-size:
           physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 7F1 scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 59.62 GiB size: 59.62 GiB (100.00%) used: 10.32 GiB (17.3%) fs: btrfs
           dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
           ID-2: /home raw-size: 59.62 GiB size: 59.62 GiB (100.00%) used: 10.32 GiB (17.3%) fs: btrfs
           dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
           ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 59.62 GiB size: 59.62 GiB (100.00%) used: 10.32 GiB (17.3%) fs: btrfs
           dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
           ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 59.62 GiB size: 59.62 GiB (100.00%) used: 10.32 GiB (17.3%) fs: btrfs
           dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.55 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 43.0 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nouveau fan: 840
Info:      Processes: 283 Uptime: 1h 11m wakeups: 4 Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 1.9 GiB (12.2%) Init: systemd
           v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1181 lib: 339
           Shell: Bash v: 5.1.12 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.09
[[email protected] ~]$ 

It's AUR, you can use a helper
paru brother-mfc-5890cn

Let me try to anticipate the next question :wink:
You'll be presented a PKGBUILD text. Press q to exit and proceed with installation.

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Last Updated: 2015-06-09 10:05

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good one filo it just so happens that I ask that question in EndeavourOS a couple days ago, but not for my printer, any ways I just though we can type sudo pacman for every thing , sins that's how I just install google chrome , but that's ok paru works great , so thank you very much.

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We always mark here the solution and not the implementation. :slight_smile:

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pacman is used to install compiled files from the repositories that you define in its config files, normally the official Arch repositories and in our case the chaotic-aur.
The AUR is something different, community driver and needing compilation or an "helper", like yay, paru and others.
When a package is only in the aur go for it, of course. But, when you can, prefer the Arch repos.

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The Chaotic-AUR is enabled in pacman.conf and contains quite a number of commonly used pre-built applications directly from the AUR. It's convenient for the user.

Google Chrome is one of them.

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